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From:
Dan Sugalski
Date:
February 9, 2001 13:20
Subject:
Re: Auto-install (was autoloaded...)
Message ID:
5.0.2.1.0.20010209161903.0216e020@24.8.96.48
At 09:42 AM 2/9/2001 +0000, Michael G Schwern wrote:
>On Thu, Feb 08, 2001 at 01:40:52PM -0500, Dan Sugalski wrote:
> > >Seperated documentation is no documentation.
> >
> > At some point things are going to get split out, unless you wedge the docs
> > into the actual program itself. (You were, after all, talking about config
> > files and XS modules, and those can't usefully stay inside the archive)
>
>True, but those things are essential to making the program work, and
>their loss will be dearly (and immediately) noted.  Documentation is
>the first thing to get ditched in any install process.  I was mostly
>thinking perldoc (yes, wedging the docs into the program) *plus* the
>normal man page generation and install.  That's how I normally do
>things.

So, then, do you want the bytecode format to have some sort of text segment 
in it so you can compile data files (and docs are data as much as anything 
else) into the output bytecode file? We can do that, I expect.

					Dan

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