Many will notice that I was clever enough not to suggest
this might be done. Having looked over the
comments, I agree that POD or some other standard would
be great, however these ideas would all rely on the person entering
the code to do work, and so far few do so. Perhaps they
feel that since it is posted under their name they don't
need further identification.
Ideally I'd still like a simple one line comment as I
suggested originally, which would either be the first line
or follow the #! line if it exists. This would ensure
that all downloaded code would have at least minimal
identification (sufficient to track down additional info). If not, then
fundflow's idea is a good alternative. Since
the Monastery already has this information, why rely on
lazy humans? ;-)
Update: In keeping with my theme of giving credit, my apologies
to BastardOperator for not reading to the end of his
node above where he already mentioned automation.
I blame society for my short attention span!
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