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Re: Please for the love of god, can I get a documentation format that doesn't suck?

by herveus (Parson)
on Sep 12, 2005 at 11:52 UTC ( #491229=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Please for the love of god, can I get a documentation format that doesn't suck?

Howdy!

++ for trying to make perldoc -X work. -- for suggesting XML. Several -- for that, even.

POD has a powerful advantage in that it is light on the markup. You can read POD without requiring a 'viewer' to make visual sense of it. XML is almost the antithesis of that ease of use.

Perhaps you could rejigger perlvar in the same manner as perlfunc, to regularize the usage. You have the power...

yours,
Michael


Comment on Re: Please for the love of god, can I get a documentation format that doesn't suck?
Re^2: Please for the love of god, can I get a documentation format that doesn't suck?
by BUU (Prior) on Sep 12, 2005 at 22:43 UTC
    Yes, I could rewrite perlvar so it's slighty easier to parse. I could also just write a parser that deals with it. Neither of those solutions accounts for the other 10,000 modules on CPAN.

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