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Friday July 01, 2005
03:32 AM


[ #25460 ]
I saw AnnoCPAN mentioned on the "blog". It looks interesting. But the people submitting comments to it would do better to submit documentation patches to the module authors.

As an example, this comment is very useful, but really, it should be in the POD so that it is installed on my machine for me to look at without having to dick around with tha intarweb.

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  • I think the point of AnnoCPAN is to make it _so_easy_ and low-key to add comments to the documentation that people will, y'know, actually do it. And then the module author can harvest the comments in one sweep and adjust the POD.

    Do you think the comments given so far would have been submitted as doc patches? How much trouble is it for anyone who never did that before to submit a doc patch? My guess: so much trouble that it won't happen.

    You don't change the behaviour of many people by making it difficult f
    • Submitting docpatches isn't hard. I know, cos I've done it. It's a mere matter of looking for the author's email address in the POD and suggesting a change. You don't need to send a diff or anything. It's far easier than finding the web site, searching for the module, trying to log in, forgetting your password, and so on. I'm all for making it easy. Which is why I'm all for people emailing docpatches.

      I wouldn't know AnnoCPAN existed unless I read the Italian Perl Mongers' blog, and how many module a