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Re: [perldoc] keyword search

by FunkyMonk (Canon)
on Aug 07, 2009 at 14:21 UTC ( #786801=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to [perldoc] keyword search

On this Debian box there's perldig (from package libperldoc-search-perl). I just tried a search for "qr" and it found a rather useless 501 hits.

There's an article on perldig: http://www.linux-magazin.de/Artikel/ausgabe/2003/10/perl/perl.html. It's written in German, so I can't comment on its worth:)


Comment on Re: [perldoc] keyword search
Re^2: [perldoc] keyword search
by LanX (Canon) on Aug 07, 2009 at 18:40 UTC
    Hi

    Thanks, it's on CPAN as perldoc::search.

    The article link is broken, those interested might read it directly from Michael Schilli's - the author of Log4perl - website: http://perlmeister.com/snapshots/200310/index.html

    Anyway it's fulltext search, I tried to install the debian package but after a full-page warning about dependencies to install (including Log4perl ?!?) I gave up...shouldn't be such an alternative to googling.

    I was more interested in a keyword search and actually I found out that actual perldocs are already full of X<tags> to facilitate this search, but aren't evaluated yet. 8(

    just look at this snippet from perlop:

    =head2= Quote and Quote-like Operators X<operator, quote> X<operator, quote-like> X<q> X<qq> X<qx> X<qw> X<m> X<qr> X<s> X<tr> X<'> X<''> X<"> X<""> X<//> X<`> X<``> X<<< << >>> X<escape sequence> X<escape><P> While we usually think of quotes as literal values, in Perl they...

    Cheers Rolf

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