[Catalyst] Catalyst-Devel Patch

Todd Rinaldo toddr at null.net
Tue Jul 22 18:34:40 BST 2008

I like the new section. Perfect!


On Mon, Jul 21, 2008 at 9:10 AM, Ash Berlin <ash_cpan at firemirror.com> wrote:
> On 21 Jul 2008, at 14:37, Todd Rinaldo wrote:
>> J, Thanks for the detailed reply. I hadn't thought about the base
>> class nature of this class. Catalyst and DBIC are both MAJOR
>> development projects. This means their documentation on CPAN gets
>> spread broadly over many pages. I admit this is not a problem for most
>> modules on CPAN. I suppose my patch was specifically aimed at dealing
>> with some of this. I have countless times asked questions on a
>> list/IRC which was clearly documented on a page I'd reviewed multiple
>> times. Once I knew where to look, the answer was easy.
>> I am a major fan of wiki, as it's low entry barrier can make it easy
>> for the people who most need the information (newbies) to append to
>> the docs or clarify the docs once they get their answer. I'll take a
>> look at the available wikis. When I'm done, I suspect my comment will
>> be, well if this is the best place to put the docs on useability,
>> shouldn't we point to it from the POD? This would effectivley allow us
>> to separate the design specs related stuff (POD) from the practical
>> use (WIKI). What are your thoughts on this approach?
>> Todd
> Generally, the problem with the docs for Catalyst::Helper is that they are
> only relevant if you are writing a new helper, not if you are trying to use
> it.
> I've just re-ordered the POD in Catalyst::Helper a bit, and added a section
> linking to common helpers:
>  http://dev.catalystframework.org/svnweb/Catalyst/revision?rev=8144
> Something similar to what you suggested in your original message might have
> a place in Catalyst::Helper::Model::DBIC::Schema (or a link to the relevant
> docs there)
> -ash
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