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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • Something in the toolchain erroneously replaces -- with —.
    • Sorry, I don't understand the context. What is the problem exactly?

      John.
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        1. Open http://wiki.github.com/jmcnamara/pod-simple-wiki/pod2wiki [github.com] in your web browser.
        2. Copy the parameter style into the clipboard. (Out of the three occurences on that page, the two which are not set in monospace exhibit the problem.)
        3. Paste into shell. See the program choke on the unexpected long dash character. (GNU style options start with two ASCII dashes instead.)
        • The Pod and the generated wiki output both have a double dash but it is being rendered by Github as a Html "em dash" (code 8212). This is in accordance with the Textile spec [thresholdstate.com]. It does the same with quotes and other punctuation.

          It isn't a feature that I particularly like but it is the way Textile is intended to behave.

          John.
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