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RE: man perlvar != perlman:perlvar ?

by mdillon (Priest)
on Oct 26, 2000 at 03:01 UTC ( #38522=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to man perlvar != perlman:perlvar ?

you are correct that the problem is version skew. if i recall, the suggestion has come up before of labelling the perlman:* pages with a version number. i thought it was a good idea then, and continue to believe so now.

update: just for the record, i agree with merlyn (infra) that it is not time to update the Perl Monks perlman pages from 5.005x yet. i was suggesting only a label.

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RE: RE: man perlvar != perlman:perlvar ?
by merlyn (Sage) on Oct 26, 2000 at 03:13 UTC
    Well, a label is fine. But the online docs are in fact the most recent stable version of Perl, so it wouldn't make sense to update them until 5.6.1 comes out.

    -- Randal L. Schwartz, Perl hacker

      It varies from doc to doc, but try tie and you will see that, like Camel 2, many of them are actually 5.003 specific.

      There was a thread once where someone was massively bit by this because perldiag mentioned nothing about a warning involving "our"...

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