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Re: Bug fix for perl5.00562

Gurusamy Sarathy
October 19, 1999 08:32
Re: Bug fix for perl5.00562
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On Tue, 19 Oct 1999 12:50:51 BST, "M.J.T. Guy" wrote:
>Tom Christiansen <>
>> It seems then that we have to change either 
>> 1) the definition of pod not to be paragraph based
>>     or
>> 2) the definition of a paragraph
>>     or
>> 3) the intelligence of the writer 
>>     or 
>> 4) the build process to check with Pod::Lint 
>Obviously, (1) is what Larry was proposing.    It seems entirely in
>the Perl spirit of Doing The Right Thing.     It's not as if lines
>with spaces in have any current use in Pod.

They do make a difference when you have verbatim text that
contains a line with nothing but whitespace.  They make the
entire thing one block of verbatim text rather than two.

Other than that, I'd agree that it would be better to do the
right thing here.

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