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Re^2: Create and edit new scripts

by johngg (Canon)
on Apr 25, 2006 at 09:03 UTC ( #545500=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Create and edit new scripts
in thread Create and edit new scripts

Your suggestions make a lot of sense. Documentation is a very good thing that I'm not very good at. I will have to get to grips with POD but it's something I have been putting off.

The use of a command-line option would indeed make things easier but I wanted to use ALRM handling just to learn how to do it. I wrote this some years ago and the first cut of the ALRM stuff was pretty crude. I tweaked it more recently with the countdown, again because I thought it would be interesting to learn. I'm not sure about your "... and a lot easier to use." There's not a lot of difference between

% newscript -e fred

and

% newscript fred ... prompt ... y

Thank you for the feedback,

JohnGG

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Re^3: Create and edit new scripts
by wazoox (Prior) on May 06, 2006 at 14:50 UTC
    Your suggestions make a lot of sense. Documentation is a very good thing that I'm not very good at. I will have to get to grips with POD but it's something I have been putting off.</blocckquote>

    I know this is mere proselytism, anyway in case you don't really get into POD you could give ROBODoc a try. It has a couple of advantages:

    • It sucks up much less space than POD;
    • It mixes up fine with code and comments (you can easily make documentation from your comments);
    • It works with any language I know of, so you can ROBODoc your Java, your html, your C and your PHP too.
    • ROBODoc can build a one-document digest from a whole code tree;
    • You can anyway generate HTML, RTF, PDF... from ROBODoc as well as POD;
    • Last, you can also generate POD with the ROBODoc to Pod translator script.

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