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Subject: [POD] need pod-to-man translator
Need a pod2man translator.
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On Sat Jul 09 13:51:07 2016, tbrowder wrote: Show quoted text
> Need a pod2man translator.
Does this need to be shipped with the rakudo compiler? -- Will "Coke" Coleda
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Subject: [perl #128587] [POD] need pod-to-man translator
From: Tom Browder <tom.browder [...] gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 12 Jul 2016 04:34:00 -0500
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On Monday, July 11, 2016, Will Coleda via RT <bugs-comment@bugs6.perl.org> wrote:
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On Sat Jul 09 13:51:07 2016, tbrowder wrote:
> Need a pod2man translator.
Does this need to be shipped with the rakudo compiler?

Since the perl6 program --help once mentioned the perl6 man page, maybe it should.

-Tom
From: "Patrick R. Michaud" <pmichaud [...] pobox.com>
Subject: Re: [perl #128587] [POD] need pod-to-man translator
To: Tom Browder <tom.browder [...] gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 12 Jul 2016 08:33:17 -0500
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I think any pod2man translator program should be separate from Rakudo itself. If --help mentions a man page, it's probably sufficient to ship Rakudo with an already-translated man page, rather than shipping the translator. Pm On Tue, Jul 12, 2016 at 04:34:00AM -0500, Tom Browder wrote: Show quoted text
> On Monday, July 11, 2016, Will Coleda via RT > <[1]bugs-comment@bugs6.perl.org> wrote: > > On Sat Jul 09 13:51:07 2016, tbrowder wrote:
> > Need a pod2man translator.
> Does this need to be shipped with the rakudo compiler? > > Since the perl6 program --help once mentioned the perl6 man page, maybe > it should. > > -Tom > > References > > 1. javascript:_e({},'cvml','bugs-comment@bugs6.perl.org');
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Date: Tue, 12 Jul 2016 08:48:59 -0500
To: "Patrick R. Michaud" <pmichaud [...] pobox.com>
Subject: Re: [perl #128587] [POD] need pod-to-man translator
From: Tom Browder <tom.browder [...] gmail.com>
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On Tuesday, July 12, 2016, Patrick R. Michaud <pmichaud@pobox.com> wrote:
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I think any pod2man translator program should be separate from Rakudo itself.

If --help mentions a man page, it's probably sufficient to ship Rakudo
with an already-translated man page, rather than shipping the translator.

Very true--the voice of reason!

But shouldn't all the pod6-to-X translators live together and share lots of common code (such as ShimmerFairy's planned pod6 grammar)?

-TomĀ 
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Date: Tue, 12 Jul 2016 09:07:05 -0500
From: "Patrick R. Michaud" <pmichaud [...] pobox.com>
To: Tom Browder <tom.browder [...] gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [perl #128587] [POD] need pod-to-man translator
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On Tue, Jul 12, 2016 at 08:48:59AM -0500, Tom Browder wrote: Show quoted text
> > If --help mentions a man page, it's probably sufficient to ship Rakudo > > with an already-translated man page, rather than shipping the translator.
> > Very true--the voice of reason! > > But shouldn't all the pod6-to-X translators live together and share > lots of common code (such as ShimmerFairy's planned pod6 grammar)?
Sure, it's reasonable for pod6-to-X translators to live together; but Rakudo (compiler) isn't the place for that. Better is to have the translators as modules, and then bundle them into a distribution like a Rakudo Star or the like. Pm


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