|Perl: the Markov chain saw|
I want site documentation updates and I want them now.by Juerd (Abbot)
|on Jun 02, 2002 at 13:35 UTC||Need Help??|
As we all know, this site holds old 5.0 perldocs. Perldocs on this site are handier than linking directly to perldoc with the perldoc:// tag, because that is a lot of typing.
After some ranting about this, crazyinsomniac told me that there has been discussion and the decision was that this site would never get a documentation update. That's a shame.
If it is not going to be updated, it needs to be removed. We are now giving people bad advice by refering them to old documentation. That is not a nice thing to do.
I suggest that we remove all documentation and link to http://perldoc.com/ instead. While you're at it, add documentation for all releases. I'm thinking of something like this:
It shouldn't be hard to implement.
We're Perl Hackers. We can parse html, we know how to link. There is, in my view, no excuse to not do this. I have no idea how Everything works, but I'm sure the possibility of updating nodes automatically does exist, somehow.
crazyinsomniac said I had to have convincing code to support my plead. I don't know if the following is convincing, but it should ease the automatic node updates:
Please make this site a bit more useable.