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Ovid (2709)

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Stuff with the Perl Foundation. A couple of patches in the Perl core. A few CPAN modules. That about sums it up.

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Wednesday April 23, 2008
08:21 AM

Pod::Perldoc Update

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Adriano Ferreira has released Pod::Perldoc 3.14_05. Amongst other things, it includes my '-A' (search perlvar) patch. If you've struggled to remember what a special variable is, you can now type perldoc -A '$.' to find out.

He's also asking for a better switch name (I didn't like -A, but it was all I could find).

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  • "-s" for "special"

    -- dagolden
  • How about omitting the switch altogether and using searching for variables if the argument begins with a '$': "perldoc '$.'". I assume that there aren't many (or any?) page, module, or program names that begin with a '$'.
    • Oops. I didn't see before that perlvar also documents some variables that begin with @ and %, but perldoc would need to handle those too.