Here's another "What's a quick and real neat way of...." type question

Piers Harding piers at
Sun Nov 17 14:48:05 CST 2002

Hmmm - that is an interesting thought!  creating an embedded perl module
as a plugin for gnome-vfs.  There is only one downside to that, and that
is that you would have to compile the gnome-vfs library for your desktop
to make it work for you ( and your particular Perl installation ).

But - imagine - not just things like perldoc: but what about dbi:  - the
mind boggles!


On Mon, Nov 18, 2002 at 09:28:26AM +1300, Grant McLean wrote:
> Hi Piers
> I note that you've released a module allowing access to 
> GNOME VFS from Perl.  Is there any possibility that this
> will develop in the opposite direction; ie: allow the
> development of a VFS driver in Perl that is accessible 
> from any process on the box?  
> On my GNOME desktop, I use Nautilus to access man and info
> pages with URIs like man:ls or info:cvs.  I'd like to
> extend this to support perldoc:... URIs.
> Regards
> Grant
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