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December 25, 2004 04:58
Re: perlpodtut
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David Nicol skribis 2004-12-24 21:45 (-0600):
> On Fri, 24 Dec 2004 22:56:09 +0100, Juerd <> wrote:
> > * "see together"
> > And actually every single word that can be seen as Perl jargon.
> "synopsis" is not Perl jargon

I didn't imply that it was. If it were, then the best definition would
probably be "example code", as that is what it is almost always used

> is yes, a nice nod to Perl's we're-all-linguists-on-this-bus motif, but no,
> it is not needed -- the derivation of the word -- in a reference. 

Of course it's not *needed*. No tutorial is, no part of any tutorial is.
It is, however, nice to have.

> Do we then need to also mention that "abstract" is Latin for "dragging
> away?"

Again: no, there's no need. But yes, I would have liked if I read that
somewhere in documentation. Knowing what it means now makes me happy.


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