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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • I have given this already some thoughts here: http://use.perl.org/~RGiersig/journal/34370/ [perl.org]

    What I came up with is a stream of yaml docs (separated by '---'), each containing a hash with info about that version. The reason to use a stream of separate docs is to cut back on indentation ("chrome"). So we only have one indentation level for the lists which means we can easily correct the format if somebody forgets to put the two spaces before the '- ' list token.

    Below is an example of how a Changes.yml could loo
    • ...after all, it's supposed to be machine-readable...

      Sorry, but if you keep it that way, it won't get much ground. First and foremost, it should be conveniently human-writable, everything else comes afterwards. Because if you can't write it conveniently as a human, people won't use the format and stay with "unreadable" formats for Changes files. Having the Changes file generated from Changes.yml adds complexity to the build process which is somewhat acceptable if it's easily (1 line in Makefile.PL) autom