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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • None of the changes are significant. The new FSF mailing address? Removing "19yy" as the template for the year? I don't get it.
    • I agree that they're not significant changes. But I don't like the fact that they have made changes to the document without any of

      • noting in the document that changes have been made
      • changing the version number of the document
      • serving the document from a different URL

      It may well be administrative oversight, but I'm not comfortable with a system that lets the public master copy of one of the most important documents on the Internet get changed, without any clear indication that it's been changed.

      These

  • It is very nice of them to tell me how to do this:

      If the program is interactive, make it output a short notice like this
    when it starts in an interactive mode:

    - Gnomovision version 69, Copyright (C) 19yy name of author
    + Gnomovision version 69, Copyright (C) year name of author
              Gnomovision comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY; for details type `show w'.
              This is free software, and you are welcome to redistribute it