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various -V: searches [PATCH]

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Jim Cromie
May 10, 2004 23:11
various -V: searches [PATCH]
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heres a patch adding -V: search options.
hopefully the pod explains how its useful.
9 new tests cover the new -V searches


1. older perls wont have it, extra colons wont do same there,
queries will fail, and the colon will be nearly invisible in the answer.


It gets worse if you use leading colon

$ ./perl -Ilib -V::Bork

at least when arg is recognized as regex, but param isnt found,
the arg is echoed back, despite the leading colon (stripping name=)

$ ./perl -Ilib -V::Bork.
Bork.: not found;

2. quote char is ', which wont? work for embedding in a windows shell.
This is fixable, assuming the right criteria is available, which I dont 
IIUC, it depends on OS, version, shell, file-system? Bill's bank acct, etc..


previously working queries work the same.
Larry gets the colon.  (Im not sure this is what he had in mind ;-)

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