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Re: [ID 20000316.011] perldoc INSTALL

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Tom Christiansen
March 23, 2000 09:52
Re: [ID 20000316.011] perldoc INSTALL
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>No.  Avoid needless duplication.  One ought to be able to write
>plain old pod, no?  (Ok, perhaps with some sort of pragma, ...).

Would you say that having both *.pod and *.html is needless 
duplication.  If you want to write plain text, that that's fine.

The issue is that there's no way for a translator to know whether
you mean the -d command-line switch or the -d filetest operator.
We render those in two completely different fashions.  If we find
want that isn't marked, we have no way of knowing which way to jump.
So we tell the user about this.

I really don't see what else to do.  I sympathize with your desire
to write simple text.  But I just can't see how to resolve something
that cannot be guessed.

Don't worry.  My next patch will be to warn about people who 
put mail addresses or URLs in C<>, which breaks them. :-)


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