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Wednesday May 01, 2002
12:03 PM

perldoc is Broken and I'm Hungry

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Grrrr...

perldoc on my NT machine here at work is b0rked. This doesn't bother me that much, because it's only my work machine, and it's only NT, but I still find it annoying that even though I un/re-installed ActivePerl, perldoc still won't actually output anything.

I'm two minutes away for lunch, and, happily, don't have a heck of a lot of work to do today. We're running our conversion scripts against the legacy system's database to convert it into the new data format for our soon-to-be-live new version of the Court Scheduling system. All we can really do is wait for them to finish running.

I think I'll spend this afternoon writing up a little tooltip weather reporter for the system tray, using Geo::METAR.

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  • My *guess* would be that it's not in your PATH. If it is, then try rebooting once. If it's not, adjust your path and reboot. So far as I know, NT doesn't pick up PATH adjustments until you've rebooted at least once.

    Then, there's always the HTML-style docs you can use.

    • It's not that it couldn't find perldoc; it's that perldoc produces no output:

      C:\>perl -v

      This is perl, v5.6.1 built for MSWin32-x86-multi-thread
      ...

      C:\>perldoc File::Find

      C:\>

      And what's funny is:

      C:\>perldoc Meow::Foo
      No documentation found for "Meow::Foo".

      C:\>

      Strangeness.