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  • I don't like having information spread over all the different files, so I am tending more and more to put all documentation in well-named and well-placed sections in the Pod. I just generate the README that.

    Since I say the Pod must always start with why you should use the module, that makes for a relevent README.

    This approach also simplifies things for makepmdist and its users.

    • That makes sense, too. The main thing is, I hate looking at a module, thinking, "What does that do?" and then reading installation instructions or licensing info in the README.  :) Secondarily, I hate looking for something in the place where I expect it (Changes, for example) and not finding it, and having to search through three other files to find out where s/he put it.

      So a relaxed generalization of my preferences is, "Put what I want in the place where I expect it. Other stuff is cool, if it's

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