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Sean M. Burke
November 3, 2003 01:20
Re: perltoc.pod issues
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At 11:02 PM 2003-11-02, Stas Bekman wrote:
>Rafael Garcia-Suarez wrote:
>>Stas Bekman wrote:
>>>I've glanced at perltoc.pod and noticed that it:
>>I personally don't even see the point of perltoc.pod.
>I won't mind seeing it replaced with a pointer to and 
>a suggestion to alternatively use grep() and its equivalents ;)
>Notice its size: 352660, almost 10% of the size of all .pod files in pod/

If I remember right, it's also the document that takes the longest time to 
parse, because it contains the most paragraph/directives of, well, anything 
anywhere.  Its distribution of words per paragraph is also deeply 
abnormal.  That made it useful as a stress test for Pod 
parsers/formatters.  Whether it has any /other/ use in the world, seems 
unlikely to me.

Sean M. Burke

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