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Re: AUTOLOAD inheritance

by bl0rf (Pilgrim)
on Feb 13, 2004 at 01:09 UTC ( #328701=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to AUTOLOAD inheritance

Shame on you duff and edan for cutting and pasting from perldiag, without as much as an explanation. If your'e not going to take the time to explain than don't bother cutting and pasting - just say to check out that entry in perldiag...


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Re: Re: AUTOLOAD inheritance
by edan (Curate) on Feb 15, 2004 at 05:58 UTC

    What's wrong with cutting and pasting a relevant portion of the documentation that might help the OP? Even though I didn't explain it, I think it can still be quite helpful. Maybe I'm wrong, but I consider perldiag one of the oft-overlooked parts of the Perl documentation, therefore I don't assume someone has looked there when they post something like 'Why am I getting this error?' And why should I just post 'see perldoc perldiag' when I can just as easily snip the relevant chunk of a lengthy (3910 lines on my box) perldoc? Is PM screen real-estate so precious?

    I --'ed your post

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    edan (formerly known as 3dan)

      You should almost always post `see perldoc perldiag` instead of cutting and pasting. You're reminding the person that they should be looking in the documentation for their answers (and here is where your current answer is).

        I mentioned where the documentation actually is, which I think is a sufficient reminder that the OP should look there in the future. I think a quick ^C & ^P of the part that interests them is an added bonus - since I already went to the effort of looking it up, why shouldn't I save someone else the trouble?

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        edan (formerly known as 3dan)

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