[Pdx-pm] perldoc ...
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Mon Dec 13 19:40:39 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 perldoc.com
> 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 horrendous.
Yes, activestate does install html docs, and I do use them if I know what
I am looking for. Frequently, I don't know which doc page I am looking
for. Being able to search perldoc.com has helped a lot when that is the
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