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Re: Perl documentation documentation

by Nkuvu (Priest)
on Nov 17, 2004 at 14:35 UTC ( #408417=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Perl documentation documentation

The perl manual pages are on your system somewhere (unless you have Mac OS X, it seems: stay tuned for updates).
I'm curious about this statement. My installation of OS X seems to have perldoc and the Perl manpages installed just fine. So I'm still waiting for updates...


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Re^2: Perl documentation documentation
by brian_d_foy (Abbot) on Nov 17, 2004 at 14:41 UTC

    If you installed your own Perl, you have all of the documentation. If you are using the default Perl, some things are missing in some cases (see the macosx@perl.org mailing list discussions, for instance).

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    brian d foy <bdfoy@cpan.org>
      Jiminy Crickets. I think I'm looking in the right spot, but I'm not positive. I went to perl.org, then mailing list archives, and took a peek at the perl.macosx archive. Over 8000 messages, no search function.

      In my brief look through the messages, I noted a message which suggested that perlfunc.pod and perldiag.pod are missing from the default Perl installation. Is this perhaps what you were thinking of?

      I do have the Developer Tools installed, so I'm not sure if my copies of the above pod files were installed when I installed the Developer Tools or the System. But they're certainly both on my system.

        I think that's where I first saw it. There was additional discussion on p5p, although I can't find the thread at the moment. I can't verify any of this on my own system because the first thing I do with a new Mac OS X installation is replace perl. :)
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        brian d foy <bdfoy@cpan.org>
Re^2: Perl documentation documentation
by anadem (Scribe) on Nov 18, 2004 at 02:41 UTC
    >... (unless you have Mac OS X, it seems: stay tuned for updates).<

    I'm curious about this statement. My installation of OS X seems to have perldoc and the Perl manpages installed just fine. So I'm still waiting for updates...

    Nvuku -- (fyi & fwiw) on my Mac, which has the default perl installation that came in OSX 10.3.5, "perldoc perlfunc" (or any other target) gets 'No documentation found for "perlfunc"'. The perldoc for perlfunc can be opened through "man perldoc" though.

    I'm kinda new to mac and to perl docs, so Brian's perldoc man page is very welcome to me -- and maybe my failure to have normal perldoc on the mac is me doing something wrong.

      From what Brian has said (and the info I gleaned from the message in the newsgroup) it doesn't seem like you're doing anything wrong at all. I didn't run into this issue, it seems, because I installed the Developer Tools shortly after installing OS X. And apparently that also includes the missing perldoc files.

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