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Re: (Re:)+ SOP6W

by TheDamian (Priest)
on Apr 27, 2003 at 21:36 UTC ( #253534=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to (Re:)+ SOP6W
in thread SOP6W

Personally I find such conventions easy to quickly forget with disuse because the association of font and language is arbitrary.
In general, of course, you're right. But in this particular case we're talking about two successive versions of the same language. So we have a clear temporal sequence. So I think we can have a very simple and self-evident mnemonic: use an older-looking font for the older language.

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(Re:)+ SOP6W
by rir (Vicar) on Apr 28, 2003 at 02:08 UTC
    self-evident mnemonic: use an older-looking font for the older language.

    Excellent idea but the devil is in the details. Without using antique fonts I'm still not sure I'd know which is which. I think many people could not sequence monospaced fonts invented after the typewriter. At least not those that I would endorse for use here.

    You place the onus on the seeker to know which Perl version he uses and to know the PM arcana show that to his readers. I'd rather see something like the required selection box modify the behavior of a <code> tag. And additionally have specific code or perl tags for the more expert user.

    I did not make it clear earlier: I'd expect that one result of the selection list would be an information box near the title of the node, and perhaps its replies.

    (I'm responding to your earlier post since your current one has clarified it for me.)

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