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Re: For Beginners: Basic Information Resources (or, Where to Look Things Up)

by thunders (Priest)
on Dec 17, 2001 at 10:44 UTC ( #132482=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to For Beginners: Basic Information Resources (or, Where to Look Things Up)

I commented earlier on Activestate's HTML Documentation. I have Build 629 installed on my pc. I installed a more recent version on a friends pc and was dismayed to realize that they switched the HTML documentation from a large group of HTML files to a single .chm(compiled HTML) file. This might be a resonable move for some applications, but it does not work well with perl where new modules need to be added to the core distro. The old way, new package downloads would add HTML docs to a table of contents and make life easy, now you have to hunt through the directory tree. Anyway you can still download the old style documentation with a ppm command, But I wish that they didn't add this "improvement" by default.


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Re2: For Beginners: Basic Information Resources (or, Where to Look Things Up)
by pmas (Hermit) on Apr 05, 2002 at 16:37 UTC
    I hate this new compiled HTML doc. It has (last time I checked - and edited stylesheets) font size hardcoded, so you cannot increase it.

    I am interested in your suggestion to load old-style docs using PPM. Do you mean ActiveState module manager? How to do that?

    Also (I assume you are expert in ActiveState distro :-) ), some AS modules are quite obsolete. Are there any other sites with PPM archives? Thanks!

    pmas
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