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reneeb via RT
January 31, 2009 07:49
[perl #62848] ugly English docs
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On Di. 27. Jan. 2009, 13:01:56, wrote:
> This seems to apply through to 5.10 perls.
> The POD for the English module describes punctuation variables
> as 'ugly' in the abstract after the name.   This is incorrect;

They're ugly, even when Perl programmers get used to use them. They are
ugly as they have no names that express what they are for. I think
that's the reason for the word "ugly" in

> punctuation variables instantly tell you to look at the
> perlvar documentation with little training. 

Newbies do not look at perldoc perlvar and they don't know that thes
variables are special.

Maybe the word "ugly" should be quoted...

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