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Re^9: Making Perl Monks a better place for newbies (and others)

by jdporter (Canon)
on Feb 09, 2020 at 00:44 UTC ( #11112658=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^8: Making Perl Monks a better place for newbies (and others)
in thread Making Perl Monks a better place for newbies (and others)

what's the expected difference

The user doesn't have to type the <pre>   </pre> tags? :-)

But I think the idea is that if the user selects "plain text" posting mode, then we automatically apply certain transformations for nicety, such as autolinkifying URLs.

I reckon we are the only monastery ever to have a dungeon stuffed with 16,000 zombies.

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Re^10: Making Perl Monks a better place for newbies (and others)
by LanX (Archbishop) on Feb 09, 2020 at 00:48 UTC
    Well I remember loads of polemics because of pre-tags, don't see how this would be easier if it's an official feature.

    Cheers Rolf
    (addicted to the Perl Programming Language :)
    Wikisyntax for the Monastery FootballPerl is like chess, only without the dice

      Well the end product would not look the same as using <pre> tags. The latter always* uses fixed-width font, and doesn't word break*, etc. My thought is that plain text would differ from <pre> text on those points and possibly others.

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