Carlos Ramirez announced www.perldoc.com, a central location for all Perl-related documentation (manpages, core modules and utilities, and CPAN modules). The current release offers a complete searchable Perl 5.6 Documentation in HTML format, and plans are to have all the CPAN docs available this weekend. Simple URLs like http://www.perldoc.com/f?map can be used to create links to the docs.

Michael Stevens had trouble finding the perl 1.0 source, so he went through and tracked down perl versions 1 through 4.036 and put them up at http://www.etla.org/retroperl/.

"I'd love any versions I'm missing before 5.0, and news of successful builds - I got perl 1.0 running on a openbsd 2.5 machine, with a bit of fiddling, although it does core dump rather more than I might like," he writes.

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RE: Come and Get Your Cool New Perl Sites
by Adam (Vicar) on Sep 01, 2000 at 23:48 UTC
    How is perldoc.com any different from our own library? I mean, besides including 5.6?

    Update: After exploring the site a little, I found stuff we don't have. Maybe a link from the library is in order?

      one obvious thing if you're away from home is this:

      If you need function docs, use ?f=function, eg:

      http://perldoc.com/f?grep

      If you need manpages, use ?m=manpage, eg:

      http://perldoc.com/m?cgi

      So there's no excuse for not linking to docs in questions now :)

      cLive ;-)