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Re: LWP::UserAgent and HTML::Parser and the joys of Open Source

by merlyn (Sage)
on Oct 15, 2001 at 18:18 UTC ( #118877=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

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        ### configuration
        my $HOST = 'www.stonehenge.com';
    ...
        my $MAX_REQUESTS_PER_CHILD = 250; # just in case there's a leak
        my $MIN_SPARE_SERVERS = 1;  # minimum idle (if 0, never start new)
        my $MAX_SPARE_SERVERS = 12; # maximum idle (should be "single brow
    +ser max")
    

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[ambrus]: This is different from MS Word, which was already a good editor in the pre-unicode days (in word for windows versions 2 and 6, which ran on windows 3 but also on windows 95), only it wasn't trying to solve the task of writing maths papers back then.
[Discipulus]: ah ok, sounds reasonable; with no fear: Perl all life long
[ambrus]: Mind you, LaTeX is currently still useful for writing math paper or snippet content without styling in such a way that the
[ambrus]: formatting conventions of a journal or website can be quickly applied to it, and MS Office and LibreOffice has not quite solved this (although it's better for this than it used to be),
[ambrus]: which is sort of a drawback compared to the ages of typewritten manuscripts representing content only to which the typesetter applies formatting, but that process required much more manual labor.
[ambrus]: If you want to typeset a manuscript, you can still do much less work then in the manual typesetting ages and get good formatting.
[ambrus]: All with only cheap modern computers and software.
[ambrus]: Something you can have at home and your corner print shop, without a whole printing press's worth of equipment.

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