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Re^9: Open txt file using default program on Windows

by Jim (Curate)
on Jun 03, 2013 at 17:48 UTC ( #1036814=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^8: Open txt file using default program on Windows
in thread Open txt file using default program on Windows

I know. It's in the Perl script named perlbug, not in the man page perldoc perlbug. I already acknowledged this.

If one posts a very laconic response to another post on PerlMonks, especially a non sequitur, one is more apt to cause needless confusion than to make a helpful point. To me, the instruction to "See perlbug" meant to type perldoc perlbug at the command prompt, which is what I did. I was confused by what I'd been told to do.


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Re^10: Open txt file using default program on Windows
by BrowserUk (Pope) on Jun 03, 2013 at 19:17 UTC
    To me, the instruction to "See perlbug" meant to type perldoc perlbug at the command prompt,

    If perlbug contained no pod, would you have taken "See perlbug" to mean "see nothing"?

    I said "See perlbug" with no qualification. You introduced perldoc -- a utility for which I have neither time nor use --- into the equation.


    With the rise and rise of 'Social' network sites: 'Computers are making people easier to use everyday'
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        I said "See perlbug" with no qualification.

        You should have said it with qualification. You weren't clear and you should have been, that's all.

          When you use the term 'perldoc' unqualified, do you expect people to interpret it to mean 'perldoc perldoc'?

          Because that is the logical equivalent of what you are suggesting.

          You misunderstood -- which is fine, we all do from time to time -- but (to continue) trying to blame your misunderstanding on me is ...


          With the rise and rise of 'Social' network sites: 'Computers are making people easier to use everyday'
          Examine what is said, not who speaks -- Silence betokens consent -- Love the truth but pardon error.
          "Science is about questioning the status quo. Questioning authority".
          In the absence of evidence, opinion is indistinguishable from prejudice.
    Re^10: Open txt file using default program on Windows
    by marto (Bishop) on Jun 04, 2013 at 09:06 UTC

      Nobody asked you to type perldoc perlbug I don't know why you jumped to this conclusion. The parent of your post I responded to clearly provided a hyperlink and a line number, clicking that rather than typing something else would have negated any outstanding confusion.

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