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Shawn H. Corey
August 27, 2009 13:55
Re: source code for builtin functions
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heyi xiao wrote:
> Hello all,
> My linux system has
> a pre-installed perl. Is there a good way to check the source code for builtin
> functions, like reverse etc. I want to check the source code for better
> learning/understanding.
> Thanks a lot!
> Heyi

Documentation for the built-in functions is here:

The rest can be read at

Nowadays, Linux comes with Perl but not its documentation.  To download 
it, start your favourite package manager and download the package 
"perl-doc"  Also, since some of it refers to the Syscalls, you may want 
its documentation.  Its package is "manpages-dev"

Just my 0.00000002 million dollars worth,

Programming is as much about organization and communication
as it is about coding.

I like Perl; it's the only language where you can bless your

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