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Discussion on: My unrealistic wish-list for Perl 7.x

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Aristotle Pagaltzis • Edited

Adding image support to POD is not controversial. There was a proposal for this, and there was conflict surrounding that proposal, but the conflict had nothing to do with supporting images in POD, rather it was about that particular proposal’s introduction of inline YAML to POD. I don’t even think it’s fair to characterise what happened as controversy, since feedback from early on and from many sides universally discouraged the use of YAML. The contributor just forged ahead with it anyway, and when this led to a lack of interest in the contribution, complained loudly and quit.

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OK thank you for the clarifications, I edited my post 😃

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Aristotle Pagaltzis

Oh! I didn’t mean this as criticism at all – sorry I wasn’t clearer about that. I just wanted to give hope that that particular wishlist item of yours is not at all unrealistic.

(It will need a well-thought-out proposal, yes (and our current era of high-DPI displays unfortunately makes that somewhat complicated). And it’s not something a lot of people want desperately. But I do believe a good proposal would be widely (if mildly) appreciated. I sure think it’d be a good idea – if done well.)