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CPAN not so comprehensiveby Anonymous Monk
|on Mar 27, 2018 at 03:39 UTC||Need Help??|
Anonymous Monk has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
Hello Monks. Sorry for posting as anonymous but i could not wait until my password will arrive.
So, here's my concern. I am rather a newbie to perl (i write simple scripts, but i still mix contexts and commit other newb's crimes like using out-of-scope variables and swear that my $precious_Data appears to be empty outside of sub ;)) and i heavily relay on Monastery as well as on CPAN.
But i've ran into same problem again: documentation on CPAN does not answer my questions. Consider following example
Author mentions an 'exec' method of ssh2->channel object in example, but does not write a word what it exactly does :(. Thanks to that after heavily scrolling of this site i still don't know how to use this powerfull (i think so) module.
Of course i am fully aware that Monks are not 1st line of support for newbs, but please answer me: is documentation bad or i am missing something there?
Don't get me wrong: i did not wrote this post to complain (maybye a little bit:P) but rather to ask you, those who thinks in perl, for advice in how do you actually cope with new modules; ie. do you read it's source to get full view over functionality or there's more human-friedly way.