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November 7, 2005 15:30
Re: Module abstract: Is its length still limited?
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>>>>> On Tue, 08 Nov 2005 10:41:27 +1300, Sam Vilain <> said:

  > On Sun, 2005-11-06 at 07:51 +0100, Andreas J. Koenig wrote:
 >> > So, the question I would now ask:  How rigidly should I enforce the 
 >> > 44-character limit if I am guiding someone in the task of creating 
 >> > proper Perl modules?
 >> As the module list is dead, we cannot really argue in favor of 44
 >> characters except with the one argument of tradition/best practice. I
 >> believe when 3815 authos have managed to describe their modules in 44
 >> characters, then it should be doable for some other 3815000 modules
 >> too.

  > Yes, let's keep it short.  But how about increasing the limit to 60 or
  > so?  Many a time I would've liked an extra word or two.

 >> There's an old business advice that you shouldn't start an enterprize
 >> if you cannot describe its mission in a single sentence. I think its
 >> true for modules too.

  > There are very few sentences that fit in 44 characters.  60 characters I
  > think still honours this principle.

I will be very happy if you guys decide something and let me know.
I'll adjust the code for the forms on PAUSE then.


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