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Re: Thoughts on pod.

by Amoe (Friar)
on Feb 26, 2002 at 17:35 UTC ( #147659=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Thoughts on pod.

Although pod is designed for writing documentation of Perl scripts and modules, it's not restricted to use solely for that purpose. I write school projects in pod. I write my web pages in pod, then use pod2html. At the moment I'm working on a system that turns pod to html and delivers it to a browser on the fly.

I think specializing pod is a danger, as it could damage all these perfectly legitimate uses. Pod is supposed to be a very flexible documentation system - "plain" as in you make it what it is. Dynamic pod (*royalties at podmaster*) takes away from the aim of it.

Having said that, though, one thing I would like is for it to be easier to convert pod to html. Although that's really a weakness of HTML rather than pod. Damned ennumerations.

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[Discipulus]: preoccupied.. ;=)
Discipulus stopped with turkisk spices anyway.. but better hashes than arrays!
[oiskuu]: Discipulus, from the edge or from the top?
[Discipulus]: oiskuu from the top aka 0-0 coords
[LanX]: edge or node?
[oiskuu]: from each height difference, there's a fixed number of "moves right" - "moves left". So it's a number of combinations.
[Discipulus]: I already know how much distinct paths exists but to demonstrate the property i want to have them all
[oiskuu]: ie C(n, k); where n is height difference, k is position in the line
[Discipulus]: infact there are 70 distinct path to reach the tale wich holds 70

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