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Browsable perl src on web?

by pileofrogs (Priest)
on Mar 18, 2009 at 17:26 UTC ( #751532=perlquestion: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??
pileofrogs has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

Hello Monks.

I'm maintaining some legacy code written by a complete idiot (me). It uses GDBM_File, and the docs on GDBM_File are pretty thin. I wanted to browse the source, but since GDBM_File is part of core perl, I'd need to download the whole perl source. I can browse the .pm stuff on CPAN, but I want to see the .xs and whatnot.

Is there a web browsable copy of the perl source somewhere? CVS web or some such?


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Re: Browsable perl src on web?
by moritz (Cardinal) on Mar 18, 2009 at 17:28 UTC
Re: Browsable perl src on web?
by thunders (Priest) on Mar 18, 2009 at 18:07 UTC
    You can get to the full source of the CPAN package by clicking on the package name and then the MANIFEST link. Since GDBM_File is part of CORE you just browse the manifest for the perl version you want to see: 5.8.9 5.10.0
Re: Browsable perl src on web?
by Anonymous Monk on Mar 18, 2009 at 17:39 UTC
Re: Browsable perl src on web?
by repellent (Priest) on Mar 19, 2009 at 17:34 UTC
    github/perl has a fabulous web interface for browsing the source.

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