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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • Are you talking about the Crenshaw tutorial [] that some user here wrote about in his journal? Well: "me too". I'm also converting it into something prettier, and the easiest to get quick and decent results, is HTML. Actually I already got quite far in a small amount of code, starting by simply treating sequences of empty lines as an indication to start a new paragraph.

    My main remaining problem now is to reliably recognize the code sections. They start and end with lines of Pascal comments containing nothing but dashes, but it's not just that easy.

    • Indeed, I am.

      I've been thinking about that. My first (hackish) solution was to add a <P> to any line that ended in a } or a ;, and then add a <BLOCKQUOTE> wrapper around every begin/end pair.

      The results are easy to read but not monospaced. I realize it's a crappy solution, but it works. (Realistically, I should be writing a really thin parser, and maybe I will someday, but this is a one-shot job, etc.)

      The results look like this:




      You are what you think.