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Simon Cozens
March 30, 2001 11:21
Re: [PATCH] av.h cosmetics
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On Fri, Mar 30, 2001 at 12:20:57PM -0600, Jarkko Hietaniemi wrote:
> You mean Sarathy's "subject to change" comment?  Maybe perlapi.pod,
> preferably.  I think perlguts is becoming rather unwieldy.  (A major
> rewrite could be in order, hint hint.)

Hmm. I *could* do that, but...

<plug>Don't forget that the course material for the NetThink Perl
Internals Tutorial will be freely available under Open Publication
License for anyone who wants it, and will go into *at least* everything
in perlguts and probably a bit more besides. (I haven't finished writing
it yet[1] by any stretch of the imagination, but developing drafts are
at Should get done by the end
of next week.)</plug>

Maybe we could split the core guts documentation along the same lines as
that: perlhack-style material, stuff on SV/AV/HV/etc, stuff on ops, and
so on. Yet another argument in favour of multi-level documentation
directories.... :(

I've also given some thought to having a way of categorizing perlapi.pod
- having all the array-related functions together, for instance; it's
something I've needed to do myself anyway. Would that be useful?

[1] (Sorry, but I don't want to call for contributions - copyright

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 - Thorfinn, in the Monastery.

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