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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • On the pod-people list you annouced:

    One note about the current dist: since this is just an alpha release, it doesn't replace your perldoc executable, but instead gives you a new executable called "perldoc3". So don't try using the new options with your old perldoc.

    What exactly are the new options? I didn't yet find any difference (except for the removal of the annoying taint-checking thing when being root).

    Oh, just noticed that: something odd has happened to the -i switch. Doesn't work for my any lon
    • Whoops, I just realized I forgot to list the new options in the usage screens. It's in "perldoc3 perldoc3" tho. Notably: -T terminal

      This specifies that the output is not to be sent to a pager, but is to be sent right to STDOUT.

      -d destination-filename

      This specifies that the output is to be sent neither to a pager nor to STDOUT, but is to be saved to the specified filename. Example: perldoc -oLaTeX -dtextwrapdocs.tex Text::Wrap

      -o output-formatname

      This specifies

      • Whoops, I just realized I forgot to list the new options in the usage screens. It's in "perldoc3 perldoc3" tho. Notably: -T terminal

        Ah, great! I can directly perldoc into a vim buffer finally or somewhere else(for ease of further processing). Very nice!

        I'll think I just add an alias to make perldoc3 a replacement for the current perldoc. Thus, possible bugs should show up most quickly if any.
        • Ah, great! I can directly perldoc into a vim buffer finally or somewhere else(for ease of further processing). Very nice!

          That should have worked before (without the explicit -T) -- but sometimes didn't. Now you can use -T to make totally clear "no pager!!".

          I'll think I just add an alias to make perldoc3 a replacement for the current perldoc. Thus, possible bugs should show up most quickly if any.

          Wow, thanks! I'll be sure to post news, here in my log, of any new Perldoc versions.