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Perrin is a contributor to various Perl-related projects like mod_perl, Template Toolkit, and Class::DBI. He is a frequent speaker at OSCON, YAPC, and ApacheCon, and a contributor to several perl-related books.

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Tuesday April 15, 2008
04:41 PM

perldoc pain

[ #36161 ]
You know when you perldoc a module, see what you need in the example code, copy it, paste it into your program, edit it a little, and then... it doesn't work? And you get really strange error messages? And finally you realize it's because the single-quotes or pipes that you pasted are some kind of insane unicode characters rather than the normal ASCII thing they look like?

I hate that.

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  • This came up on p5p a while ago, and the culprit turned out to be recent groff releases, if I recall correctly. If I recall further correctly, it's going to be fixed. So... we've got that to look forward to.