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Autrijus Tang
November 1, 2003 11:23
Re: L<> links in pod (was Re: 5.8.2 perldelta)
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On Sat, Nov 01, 2003 at 09:26:37AM -0800, Gisle Aas wrote:
> You forgot to grep for how often you find URLs without any markers at
> all.  Why is there a need for markup when POD parsers should be able
> to guess what is URLs quite easily.  Isn't POD supposed to be plain?
> [gisle@eik perl-current]$ find . -name \*.pod | xargs grep http: | wc
>     579    2175   43471

Well, L<> is conveniently used to delimit things like:

    Please post your ideas on L<>.
    This module queries L<>...

But yes, using plain URLs in PODs are fine.  I merely wish to avoid
using F<> for that purpose. :-)


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