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Re: proposed perlpod.pod patch

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Jan Dubois
February 4, 2000 16:55
Re: proposed perlpod.pod patch
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On Fri, 4 Feb 2000 17:06:29 -0600, Brad Appleton <> wrote:

>On Fri, Feb 04, 2000 at 05:17:20PM -0500, Ronald J Kimball wrote:
>> However, I'm curious about why a newline isn't allowed
>Cuz then it entails non-trivial changes to me code ;-) Otehrwise its a

But there is a very valid reason for allowing newline after a C<<

Assume you have a C<< sequence like this >> in your POD.  Someone later edits
the text in mid-paragraph and then needs to reflow it to get the line lengths
back to sensible values.  The editor might think that right after C<< is a
valid place to insert a linebreak (because there is already whitespace there).
This would now render the POD formatting invalid, which is a very bad thing to

I hope you'll find the tuits to allow newlines after C<<  :-)


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