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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • The ability to use /// for inline XML documentation is nifty.

    I'm about as skeptical about this one as I was two years ago when it was first announced.

    Consider XML as a reasonable default syntax, much like the GPL is a reasonable default license (if you intend all users of your software to be on an even playing field). That's default, not universal. Over the years, I've found that the mindset when I'm writing a document (in XML, LaTeX, Pod, HTML, whatever), is different than the mindset when I'm pro

    • I think a more universal literate programming [literateprogramming.com] system is needed.

      All the existing ones tend to have some problem with some aspect (typically they're too tied to a particular language for either the doco part of the code part).
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