[Pdx-pm] perldoc ...
tex at off.org
Mon Dec 13 13:00:09 CST 2004
On Sun, Dec 12, 2004 at 06:09:14PM -0800, Tom Heady wrote:
> > On Sun, 2004-12-12 at 13:15 -0800, Ben Prew wrote:
> >> On Sun, 12 Dec 2004 11:09:59 -0800, Steven Adams
> >> <mongers at nwtechops.com> wrote:
> >> >
> >> > > Because using perldoc in the Windows command line is _painful_
> >> >
> >> > Never tried it. What makes perldoc so painful in Windows?
> >> Imagine using more, without searching capabilities, without being able
> >> to go backwards in a document and only allowed to page over a single
> >> page, or having to specify the number of lines you want to move
> >> forward.
> Of course that's even assuming you know what "perldoc" means. The phrase
> "perldoc perldsc" means nothing to someone that has been programming
> (*gasp*) vb, or pretty much anything else on windows. For years I had no
> clue what people were talking about, and I just got my information from
> web pages and archived news posts. I was estatic when I discovered
Ok, here's a dumb question - I thankfully never use perl on windows.
Doesn't the install put html formated manual pages somewhere? Looking through
the html equivalent to `perldoc perl` with a web browser doesn't sound too
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