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Shawn H. Corey
August 27, 2009 15:42
Re: source code for builtin functions
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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

For a lot of people, Ubuntu is Linux.  Of course, each distro decides 
what package to include in their "LiveCD" and what you may need to 
download later.

If you already have these packages, you would waste about five minutes 
just to determine that.  If you don't have them, there are their names 
so you can get them.

To tell you the truth, I have no idea what distros have what 
documentation.  And since there's well over a hundred of them, I'm not 
going to send the time to find out.  :)

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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