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From:
Ronald J Kimball
Date:
September 27, 2005 13:45
Subject:
Re: [PATCH] perlfunc pod nit
Message ID:
20050927204511.GC60965@penkwe.pair.com
On Tue, Sep 27, 2005 at 10:50:04AM -0700, Yitzchak Scott-Thoennes wrote:
> --- perl/pod/perlfunc.pod.orig  2005-09-16 06:23:03.000000000 -0700
> +++ perl/pod/perlfunc.pod       2005-09-27 10:49:02.973955200 -0700
> @@ -4298,10 +4298,10 @@
>      require 5.6.1;     # ditto
>      require 5.006_001; # ditto; preferred for backwards compatibility
>  
> -Otherwise, C<ref> demands that a library file be included if it hasn't already
> -been included.  The file is included via the do-FILE mechanism, which is
> -essentially just a variety of C<eval>.  Has semantics similar to the
> -following subroutine:
> +Otherwise, C<require> demands that a library file be included if it
> +hasn't already been included.  The file is included via the do-FILE
> +mechanism, which is essentially just a variety of C<eval>.  Has
> +semantics similar to the following subroutine:

Haha, how did that ref stay in there for so long?  As long as we're fixing
this bit of documentation, I think that should be 'variant', not
'variety'.  (Or maybe 'just a kind of C<eval>.')

Ronald

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