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Sam Vilain
September 5, 2005 01:46
Re: Module abstract: Is its length still limited?
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On Sun, 2005-09-04 at 21:02 -0400, James E Keenan wrote:
> IIRC, there was once a 44-character limit to the length of a CPAN module 
> abstract:  the brief description which follows the module's name in the 
> NAME section of POD.
> But when I uploaded a module a couple of hours ago, I noted that, at 
> least on, an abstract much longer than 44 characters was 
> fully displayed.
> Has this restriction been relaxed?  Did it ever exist?  I searched 
> perlmod, perlnewmod, perlmodstyle, etc., as well as googling this 
> group's archives, but came up with very little re module abstracts?

This was probably for the sake of the text-only modules list, which has
since fallen out of maintenance.


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