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Re: Perl documentation documentation

by demerphq (Chancellor)
on Nov 17, 2004 at 13:59 UTC ( #408405=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Perl documentation documentation

You've missed out my favorite way to use the Perldocs: The ActiveState HTML documentation pack. It comes with an index which makes it a lot easier to browse the list of possible docs to find what you need (hmmm is it in perlop or is it perlfunc....) And if you use on of the many index updaters that are floating around the internet it will even list all of your installed modules too.

Afaik its possible to get the same stuff for *nix too, although i have no experience with how to do it.


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Re^2: Perl documentation documentation
by brian_d_foy (Abbot) on Nov 17, 2004 at 14:38 UTC

    I'm not a Windows person and don't have access to Windows this week (the client site training machines are all Red Hat!). I knew something like that existed, but I don't know the details.

    Is it on the web anywhere? I see Perl Core Documentation on the ActiveState web site, but no index. Maybe we should one it available, even if we have to write our own.

    brian d foy <>

      IIRC you can install ppm on a linux box and then download the ppm of the Activestate docs. There are also a set of activestate doctools for producing the index and etc. Maybe you aught ot look at one of their linux or solaris builds which will probably also contain it.

      And my opinion is that the tools involved should be coopted into the core. :-)

      BTW, i forgot to mention, class document if you submit it to p5p ill definately send a ++vote email in response. (Er, assuming i see it)


      For the Windows users out there:

      If you installed Perl in the default location, open


      and bookmark it right away.


Re^2: Perl documentation documentation
by jobi (Scribe) on Nov 19, 2004 at 12:04 UTC

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