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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • by mendel (721) on 2000.11.27 17:37 (#831)

    It's different because there's someone else writing it. If the POD is sufficient for you, then you're not who this book is being written for, I'd bet.

    As to why one would do it, there are, believe it or not, people out there who do things because it makes them feel good to help people. Weird, eh? If you don't see any appeal in it, great, don't help, but please get out of the way of those that want to help.

    The idea that it's not worth contributing unless you're going to get something tangible in return is pretty pathetic. Here's a hint: the people writing these books sure aren't doing it for the money. I know it's philg, but this description of the computer-book industry [greenspun.com] is enlightening (especially since it's the same publisher as clintp's book).