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Re: [Long] A candidate for perlretut.pod

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Mark-Jason Dominus
April 7, 2000 10:52
Re: [Long] A candidate for perlretut.pod
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I think it's much too long.  In fact, it's longer than `perlre'.  My
experience with people seeking tutorials is that they are looking for
a quick start; if they see a fifteen-thousand-word monster they are
going to throw up their hands in despair.  perlreftut is only 1/6 as
long, and many people still consider it too long.

I'd suggest that you write a 2000-word brief introduction that
discusses the very basics, and has a reference to your longer guide at
the end.

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