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Re: Bug fix for perl5.00562

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Gurusamy Sarathy
October 19, 1999 15:42
Re: Bug fix for perl5.00562
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On Tue, 19 Oct 1999 22:44:47 BST, "M.J.T. Guy" wrote:
>Gurusamy Sarathy <> wrote
>> 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.
>That's a tad subtle for me.   Sure, internally they'll be handled
>differently.   But since it's *verbatim*, what comes out of the
>processing should be identical.    Except for the trailing spaces
>on the blank line, of course.    But who notices them?     :-)

One might write a pod2foo thing that chooses to notice them.

A case in point is Tom's ppt.  The difference is very visual,
and doing the wrong thing looks very ugly (two differently
sized boxes instead of one).


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