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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • by rjbs (4671) on 2004.05.19 20:44 (#30958) Homepage Journal
    Jeez, at least tell us what was done. I'm on the edge of my seat.
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    rjbs
    • Lots of turning things like
      or if $x holds a three-character string like "foo".
      into
      or if $x holds a three-character string like "foo."

      I had to spend forever making them put every single one back the way it was before they "fixed it".

      • I don't know /why/, but I remain surprised every time I hear of a technical publishing house with copyreaders who don't understand the technical requirements for good technical books and stylistic requirements for great technical books...
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        rjbs
        • I think someone must have cousins who are English majors who can't write, but who want to stop working at the combined CD and stationery store.

          I want to put them out of my misery.

      • I hope they have a special place in hell for proofreaders who do that. There are perfectly sensible people who insist on the perpetration of this horror, it should be in the Geneva Convention, or something.
      • Yep, that correction is clearly not. Your editor should wield a Big Stick of Y'Know, That Changes The Meaning Something Terrible +2. I have one right beside my desk.