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Re: [ID 20000316.011] perldoc INSTALL

Andy Dougherty
March 23, 2000 10:05
Re: [ID 20000316.011] perldoc INSTALL
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On Thu, 23 Mar 2000, Tom Christiansen wrote:

> The issue is that there's no way for a translator to know whether
> you mean the -d command-line switch or the -d filetest operator.

Or I might mean neither.  There's absolutely no guarantee that info in the
INSTALL file is talking about running or using perl.

> I really don't see what else to do.  I sympathize with your desire to
> write simple text.  But I just can't see how to resolve something that
> cannot be guessed.

There ought to be a way to tell you not to bother to try to guess.
	=for pod plain
	=for pod no warnings
or some such pragma.

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