develooper Front page | perl.perl5.porters | Postings from July 2011

[perl #95784] [PATCH] Let X<> within anchorifiable paragraphs be additional anchors.

Thread Previous | Thread Next
From:
Father Chrysostomos via RT
Date:
July 31, 2011 11:04
Subject:
[perl #95784] [PATCH] Let X<> within anchorifiable paragraphs be additional anchors.
Message ID:
rt-3.6.HEAD-7815-1312135446-1357.95784-15-0@perl.org
On Fri Jul 29 08:55:58 2011, rjk@tamias.net wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 29, 2011 at 09:05:32AM -0600, Karl Williamson wrote:
> > I have some concerns about this whole idea. These concerns would go
away 
> > if the X<> were to create an anchor only if that anchor doesn't already 
> > exist in the page.
> > 
> > It seems likely to me that someone would want to say
> > 
> >  =head2 foo
> >  X<foo>
> > 
> >  Description of foo
> > 
> > and this patch, if I understand it correctly, would forbid this.
> 
> I have concerns too.  This patch overloads the meaning of the X<> tag.
> 
> I think it's likely someone would want to say:
> 
> =head2 foo
> 
> Description of foo
> 
> =head2 bar
> X<foo>
> 
> Description of bar
> 
> where bar is related to foo, and so would be listed under foo in the
index,
> but should not be a target for a link to foo.
> 
> 
> This functionality should be implemented with a new tag, not by adding
> a meaning to the X<> tag that conflicts with the existing meaning.

I’m with Ronald here. This adds a really nice feature, but does it the
wrong way. Also, there’s currently nothing wrong with having multiple
identical X<> tags in the same document.

I don’t know in which forum pod syntax is decided, but I think it’s
pod-people@perl.org.

Thread Previous | Thread Next


nntp.perl.org: Perl Programming lists via nntp and http.
Comments to Ask Bjørn Hansen at ask@perl.org | Group listing | About