|Think about Loose Coupling
> The other easy option is to split the POD from the code and store it elsewhere. Yes, that's something I've often pondered, but you end up with two versions and the ensuing hassle. Software is just a side-dabble for me, so my knowledge of real-world issues is limited, esp when a team is involved. The popularity of other interpreted languages for CGI - PHP for example - and apparent popularity of attempted Perl compilers some years back has always made me curious as to any real-world benefits of such measures. In the modern world of huge RAM and lightning-fast CPUs there's probably none, but a knowledgable comment or two from someone with experience in that area would slake decades of merely wondering.