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[perl.git] branch blead updated. v5.29.6-99-ge0e44100e1

Tony Cook
January 16, 2019 04:54
[perl.git] branch blead updated. v5.29.6-99-ge0e44100e1
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In perl.git, the branch blead has been updated


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commit e0e44100e103ed63a7a28505be51600c48629c0f
Author: Tony Cook <>
Date:   Tue Jan 15 10:59:36 2019 +1100

    (perl #133755) link back to readpipe from the qx// docs


Summary of changes:
 pod/perlop.pod | 5 ++++-
 1 file changed, 4 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/pod/perlop.pod b/pod/perlop.pod
index d6adbd11f2..d05155d88f 100644
--- a/pod/perlop.pod
+++ b/pod/perlop.pod
@@ -2366,6 +2366,8 @@ output of the command, for example:
   use open IN => ":encoding(UTF-8)";
   my $x = `cmd-producing-utf-8`;
+C<qx//> can also be called like a function with L<perlfunc/readpipe>.
 See L</"I/O Operators"> for more discussion.
 =item C<qw/I<STRING>/>
@@ -3096,7 +3098,8 @@ Unlike in B<csh>, no translation is done on the return data--newlines
 remain newlines.  Unlike in any of the shells, single quotes do not
 hide variable names in the command from interpretation.  To pass a
 literal dollar-sign through to the shell you need to hide it with a
-backslash.  The generalized form of backticks is C<qx//>.  (Because
+backslash.  The generalized form of backticks is C<qx//>, or you can
+call the L<perlfunc/readpipe> function.  (Because
 backticks always undergo shell expansion as well, see L<perlsec> for
 security concerns.)
 X<qx> X<`> X<``> X<backtick> X<glob>

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