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Sean M. Burke
January 24, 2003 19:20
perldoc, under MSWin and otherwise
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Someone mentioned to me that people on p5p were talking about perldoc under 
MSWin going kookoo when using more as the pager.  I've just tried 
reproducing the problem and can't.

I have the distinct impression that people referring to some of these 
problems in perldoc are using the old perldoc, before my 
just-short-of-total-rewrite that makes perldoc just a thin wrapper around 
I encourage everyone using a Perl after 5.005 to upgrade their perldoc from 
CPAN's Pod::Perldoc.  (MSWin users will have to screw around with also 
altering their perldoc.bat file manually, at least until someone can advise 
me on how/whether I can dist a perldoc.bat in my CPAN Pod-Perldoc dist and 
have to install over the perldoc.bat that comes with Perl.)

Pod::Perldoc has a great deal of MSWin-specific hacks in it already (like a 
bunch of temp-file stuff -- File::Temp doesn't get used at all under MSWin 
-- see the code around "sub new_tempfile"), and if it takes one more to 
make paging work right, that's fine by me.  Email me your patches, 
please!  Don't /just/ send to p5p -- be sure to at least CC me and/or 
pod-people, as I'm not on p5p, altho I do watch its topics for perldoc 
mentions at (via a bit of 
LWP automation).

Sean M. Burke

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