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Version numbers for perlman nodes

by mdillon (Priest)
on May 23, 2000 at 22:11 UTC ( #14421=monkdiscuss: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

it would be nice if the perlman:* nodes in the Library had their Perl version number in the node text so that we could have a better idea of how relevant they are to our particular installation. people who are stuck with 5.004 on a braindead bassackward ISP should know that what they're reading may not actually work in their scripts.

what do you all think?

Comment on Version numbers for perlman nodes
RE: Version numbers for perlman nodes
by mcwee (Pilgrim) on May 23, 2000 at 22:24 UTC
    Agreed-- solid thinking on the part of M. What would it take to implement this (I mean, would someone have to go through each node and add the text, or do some already have it or what?)?

    The Autonomic Pilot

RE: Version numbers for perlman nodes
by takshaka (Friar) on May 24, 2000 at 00:08 UTC
    They look like the same docs up on cpan.org, 5.005_2. Those really should be updated to 5.005_3.

    I'd also like to see an additional section with the 5.6 docs, since that is the current "stable" release. While web hosts aren't scrambling to upgrade to 5.6 and I'm not ready to put it on any production servers, anyone starting with Perl on Windows is going to be downloading 5.6 from ActiveState. And there are several new tutorials in that distro that are applicable to users of older versions.

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