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Chas. Owens
August 27, 2009 15:37
Re: source code for builtin functions
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On Thu, Aug 27, 2009 at 17:18, Telemachus<> wrote:
> On Thu Aug 27 2009 @  4:55, Shawn H. Corey wrote:
>> 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"
> I'm curious what you mean by "nowadays" here. In my experience, it's only
> Debian (and Debian descendants) that ships without documentation for Perl.
> I guess I'm wondering if (1) lots of other distros do this too or (2)
> Ubuntu does it (as a Debian child), and in your mind Ubuntu _is_ Linux
> nowadays.
> Just curious, T

Fedora 10 has also broken Perl.  If just install the Perl package you
are missing perldoc, all of the pod, and many other things (such as
h2xs).  There was a [thread][1] about it recently on p5p.


Chas. Owens
The most important skill a programmer can have is the ability to read.

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