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Re: [ID 20000316.011] perldoc INSTALL

Andy Dougherty
March 23, 2000 09:47
Re: [ID 20000316.011] perldoc INSTALL
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On Thu, 23 Mar 2000, Tom Christiansen wrote:

> >I don't have a specific proposal here, but I think the INSTALL file is
> >fine as is.  This is a pod2man problem.  Readers of INSTALL should not
> >have to wade through non-plain pod markup just to decipher exactly what to
> >type and what not to type to build and install perl.  The INSTALL file
> >ought to be readable, as is, by someone who has never touched perl or pod
> >before.
> Then perhaps there should be an INSTALL.ascii and an INSTALL.pod, no?

No.  Avoid needless duplication.  One ought to be able to write
plain old pod, no?  (Ok, perhaps with some sort of pragma, ...).

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