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March 26, 2001 09:17
Message ID: firstname.lastname@example.org
>>>>> "Robert" == Robert Urban <urban@UNIX-Beratung.de> writes:
Robert> For example, it's not clear whether a local filename can be
Robert> given as '$html_document'. Examples can reduce 1/2 hour of
Robert> trial and error and swearing to 15 seconds of simple
Hmm. Whenever the docs don't do it for me, I simply type
perldoc -m HTML::Form
to look at the source, and I can probably still have the answer closer
to 15 seconds, not a 1/2 hour.
I've also never seen a Perl function accept either a filename or
a string in the same parameter... since that would be ambiguous, since
any filename could be a string, and any string could be a filename.
So I would have looked for a different function already.
This is not to say that more examples wouldn't be nice, but I don't
think they're necessary, at least for the question you cited above.
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