Stories
Slash Boxes
Comments
NOTE: use Perl; is on undef hiatus. You can read content, but you can't post it. More info will be forthcoming forthcomingly.

All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

use Perl Log In

Log In

[ Create a new account ]

TorgoX (1933)

TorgoX
  sburkeNO@SPAMcpan.org
http://search.cpan.org/~sburke/

"Il est beau comme la retractilité des serres des oiseaux rapaces [...] et surtout, comme la rencontre fortuite sur une table de dissection d'une machine à coudre et d'un parapluie !" -- Lautréamont

Journal of TorgoX (1933)

Thursday February 21, 2002
11:41 PM

The Lovecraft Factor

[ #3026 ]
Dear Log,

Sometimes I need other people to confirm my hunches. The other day someone did me the favor of confirming my extremely strong feeling that Pod::HTML is really ungodly code:

TorgoX: yes, but perldoc is just wrappers around real stuff. Whereas Pod::Html does real work, and it's all GHASTLY.

Lord Wellington's Beef Trapeze: I remember looking intently at pod2html. While I don't remember the details, I recall thinking that it shouldn't work.

Lord Wellington's Beef Trapeze: Something along the lines of lovecraft's "the thing that should not be"

TorgoX: Totally. The simple fact [is] that he just doesn't build a tree structure, or even a token list. It's like he doesn't want to do anything that he couldn't do in Perl 4

Later it occurs to me: Duh, Pod::HTML doesn't work, and that's the problem! It works most of the time, but sometimes is doesn't, and attempts at fixing it run into the Lovecraft Factor.

I know, I know, stop bitching and fix it. I'm working on it. But I've got this book to finish writing.

The Fine Print: The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. We are not responsible for them in any way.
 Full
 Abbreviated
 Hidden
More | Login | Reply
Loading... please wait.