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Re: RFC: A Test For Every Patch

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July 26, 2000 16:15
Re: RFC: A Test For Every Patch
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In message <>, Russ Allbery writes:

>Randal L Schwartz <> writes:
>>>>>>> "Dan" == Dan Sugalski <> writes:
>> Dan> No, I don't think that should be a requirement. If we're going to
>> Dan> want markup, we might as well go for something like XML.
>> DocBook. :)
>That's certainly one way of making sure I won't submit an RFC.  1/2 :)

Absolutely. Even XML is a bit much. POD has the often-cited advantages
that you can easily read what you've written in any text editor, and you
don't need extra tools to verify the "validity" and "well-formedness"
before you submit a _text_ document.

Even if POD gets changed, if it's changed to the extent that a
manpage-like text document is no longer valid POD, then the RFCs are
going to be the least of our problems.


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