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Re: Question of the thing we call "Perl"

by KM (Priest)
on Feb 01, 2001 at 19:53 UTC ( #55723=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Question of the thing we call "Perl"

What is Perl to you.

First, Perl is my friend. Perl is with me through thick and thin. Perl makes me happy, gives me fun, helps me learn, keeps me connected, etc...

Secondly, Perl is my bread and butter. I write Perl for a living (as well as write about Perl), and Perl 100% supports my family. So naturally, this makes Perl even more important to me.

If I could roll Perl up and smoke it, I would.


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[Corion]: choroba: Yeah - I basically have the same for regenerating README and README.mkdown already, except that I do that in Makefile.PL, but I guess one or the other thing should somehow work ;)
[ambrus]: was this bug: https://rt.cpan. org/Public/Bug/ Display.html?id= 59814
[Corion]: ambrus: Oh - that one would be much harder to automate... The SYNOPSIS section should mostly be a runnable program IMO, but I write only small snippets in my documentation for single functions/methods, and creating the appropriate environment for ...
[Corion]: ... those in an automated fashion seems somewhat hard to me. Although it should do wonders for the test coverage ;)
[haukex]: Corion: I once wrote an automated thingy for that here
[haukex]: here's the code that uses it
[Corion]: haukex: Hmm - maybe I can reuse that. I see that it uses Pod::Parser, which I think was one of the more fragile parsers. But if I'm statically (re)generating the tests instead of doing that "live" on the client/tester machines, that's a much smaller...

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