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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • I prefer single characters instead of words; + and - for additions and removals (like diff); removal and other changes should be distinct because removal does *not* imply incompatible (see the example below).

    Any thoughts on how to deal with long text for any entry? I suggest that if a line starts with whitespace, it is assumed to be a continuation of the previous line:

    -: removed the dependency on Foo::Bar, which fails its tests on some platforms.
       It is now optional, and without it fr

    • > I suggest that if a line starts with whitespace, it is assumed to be a continuation of the previous line

      That'd be the part of the spec that says "A line beginning with \s+ is interpreted as the continuation of the preceding line" :-)

      Re your other points, I liked the single letters more too but people were keen on the whole word versions. I'll let them respond...

      I thought of maybe inventing a format for specifying bugtracker URLs but then it was getting a bit too complicated to merit the "simplified" title.