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How do I link to an internal target on CPAN?by roboticus (Chancellor)
|on Nov 25, 2013 at 15:59 UTC||Need Help??|
I think I'm missing something: I can't seem to link into the middle of a document on CPAN as I would expect to be able to do. So I expect that either: (a) Someone may need to tap me with a cluebat, or (b) we may be missing a documentation shortcut.
Context: While answering a question (Re: Is it possible to run SQL select in Oracle ... tl;dr), I wanted to link to the fetchrow_hashref function in the DBI docs in CPAN. I expected that we would have a shortcut that could do so, but I wasn't able to figure out how to do it nicely.
I understand the standard shortcuts:
I was hoping I could use [mod://DBI#fetchrow_hashref] or [mod://DBI.pm#fetchrow_hashref] so I could link to the function in the latest version of the module, but neither works. Since neither worked, I tried linking to a specific version of DBI like [dist://DBI-1.630#fetchrow_hashref] and [dist://DBI-1.630/DBI.pm#fetchrow_hashref] but they don't work either.
So it doesn't look like I can do it unless I go to CPAN, find the appropriate location and paste in the link like: [http://search.cpan.org/~timb/DBI-1.630/DBI.pm#fetchrow_hashref]. It's not a problem to do that, but I keep thinking that I must be doing it wrong.
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