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"Index" vs "Table of Contents" [was: "Re^2: Recommended PDL References"]

by blazar (Canon)
on Nov 22, 2006 at 20:18 UTC ( #585604=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Recommended PDL References
in thread Recommended PDL References

The Index of PDL Documentation is not an index. It's a 'Table of Contents'. It's not alphabetised. It list only the equivalent of Chapter heading, not keywords or functions or anything vaguely resembling an index.

Much in the same vein as "Question" vs "Doubt", I wonder if this could be possibly due to the fact that in some languages, e.g. my own, which happens to be Italian, you have indice and indice analitico for table of contents and index respectively, so that a naive, uninformed translation may likely fail.

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Re: "Index" vs "Table of Contents" [was: "Re^2: Recommended PDL References"]
by lin0 (Curate) on Nov 23, 2006 at 06:18 UTC

    It could certainly be the case. I noticed that many of the people involved in the project do not have English as their first language. By the way, the documentation webpage has for title: PDL::index an index of PDL documentation. This was the title that I used when linking to their site. I already fixed it, in my post, as suggested by BrowserUK



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