[Catalyst] ANNOUNCE: Catalyst::Devel 1.07 andCatalyst::Manual5.7012 released to CPAN

Octavian Rasnita orasnita at gmail.com
Wed Jun 4 07:15:18 BST 2008

From: "Marcus Ramberg" <marcus at nordaaker.com>
>>> example of a case where POD and YAML were causing new users  
>>> confusion?
>> YAML is hard to understand for a blind developer because if he  
>> arrows up or down the  text, he hears the current line spoken, but  
>> he doesn't know how many spaces  is that line indented.
>> YAML is useful only visually, but not all  the programmers can see,  
>> so from this point of view, other configuration modules are better.
> Does that mean it's impossible to code python if you are blind?
> Marcus

Nothing is impossible, but it is much harder.
Some blind users which became blind early enough and learned to use Braille, can use a Braille display, and it is easier that way to "see" the indentation.
I can't read Braille, and a Braille display is pretty expensive anyway.

It is also possible to hear the number of spaces when using a voice synthesizer, but it is not very friendly to use a language like Python. The languages like perl, Java or C# that use blocks enclosed between { and } are much more friendly.


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