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[perl #61418] perlthanks isn't documented in perlthanks

December 16, 2008 17:30
[perl #61418] perlthanks isn't documented in perlthanks
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This is a bug report for perl from,
generated with the help of perlbug 1.39 running under perl v5.8.9.

[Please describe your issue here]

When reading about 'perlthanks' I used perldoc to read about it.
It turned out that the POD doesn't mention perlthanks. Nor the -T
option. Hence this patch.


diff --git a/utils/perlbug.PL.orig b/utils/perlbug.PL
index 0d382dd..e60d28a 100644
--- a/utils/perlbug.PL.orig
+++ b/utils/perlbug.PL
@@ -1215,11 +1215,13 @@ B<perlbug> S<[ B<-v> ]> S<[ B<-a> I<address> ]> S<[ B<-s> I<subject> ]>
 S<[ B<-b> I<body> | B<-f> I<inputfile> ]> S<[ B<-F> I<outputfile> ]>
 S<[ B<-r> I<returnaddress> ]>
 S<[ B<-e> I<editor> ]> S<[ B<-c> I<adminaddress> | B<-C> ]>
-S<[ B<-S> ]> S<[ B<-t> ]>  S<[ B<-d> ]>  S<[ B<-A> ]>  S<[ B<-h> ]>
+S<[ B<-S> ]> S<[ B<-t> ]>  S<[ B<-d> ]>  S<[ B<-A> ]>  S<[ B<-h> ]> S<[ B<-T> ]>
 B<perlbug> S<[ B<-v> ]> S<[ B<-r> I<returnaddress> ]>
  S<[ B<-A> ]> S<[ B<-ok> | B<-okay> | B<-nok> | B<-nokay> ]>
@@ -1300,7 +1302,7 @@ L<perldebug>.
 =item Do you have a proper test case?
 The easier it is to reproduce your bug, the more likely it will be
-fixed --  if nobody can duplicate your problem, it probably won't be 
+fixed -- if nobody can duplicate your problem, it probably won't be 
 A good test case has most of these attributes: short, simple code;
@@ -1370,6 +1372,12 @@ your Subject line informative.  "a bug" is not informative.  Neither
 is "perl crashes" nor is "HELP!!!".  These don't help.  A compact
 description of what's wrong is fine.
+=item Can you use C<perlbug> to submit a thank-you note?
+Yes, you can do this by either using the C<-T> option, or by invoking
+the program as C<perlthanks>. Thank-you notes are good. It makes people
 Having done your bit, please be prepared to wait, to be told the
@@ -1489,6 +1497,10 @@ supply one on the command line.
 Test mode.  The target address defaults to B<>.
+=item B<-T>
+Send a thank-you note instead of a bug report. 
 =item B<-v>
 Include verbose configuration data in the report.

[Please do not change anything below this line]
Site configuration information for perl v5.8.9:

Configured by abigail at Mon Dec 15 02:11:15 CET 2008.

Summary of my perl5 (revision 5 version 8 subversion 9) configuration:
    osname=linux, osvers=2.6.11-1.1369_fc4smp, archname=i686-linux-64int-ld
    uname='linux almanda 2.6.11-1.1369_fc4smp #1 smp thu jun 2 23:08:39 edt 2005 i686 i686 i386 gnulinux '
    config_args='-des -Dusedevel -Uversiononly -Doptimize=-g -Dcc=gcc -Dprefix=/opt/perl/5.8.9 -Dusemorebits'
    hint=recommended, useposix=true, d_sigaction=define
    usethreads=undef use5005threads=undef useithreads=undef usemultiplicity=undef
    useperlio=define d_sfio=undef uselargefiles=define usesocks=undef
    use64bitint=define use64bitall=undef uselongdouble=define
    usemymalloc=n, bincompat5005=undef
    cc='gcc', ccflags ='-DDEBUGGING -fno-strict-aliasing -pipe -I/usr/local/include -D_LARGEFILE_SOURCE -D_FILE_OFFSET_BITS=64 -I/usr/include/gdbm',
    cppflags='-DDEBUGGING -fno-strict-aliasing -pipe -I/usr/local/include -I/usr/include/gdbm'
    ccversion='', gccversion='4.0.2 20051125 (Red Hat 4.0.2-8)', gccosandvers=''
    intsize=4, longsize=4, ptrsize=4, doublesize=8, byteorder=12345678
    d_longlong=define, longlongsize=8, d_longdbl=define, longdblsize=12
    ivtype='long long', ivsize=8, nvtype='long double', nvsize=12, Off_t='off_t', lseeksize=8
    alignbytes=4, prototype=define
  Linker and Libraries:
    ld='gcc', ldflags =' -L/usr/local/lib'
    libpth=/usr/local/lib /lib /usr/lib
    libs=-lnsl -lgdbm -ldb -ldl -lm -lcrypt -lutil -lc
    perllibs=-lnsl -ldl -lm -lcrypt -lutil -lc
    libc=/lib/, so=so, useshrplib=false, libperl=libperl.a
  Dynamic Linking:
    dlsrc=dl_dlopen.xs, dlext=so, d_dlsymun=undef, ccdlflags='-Wl,-E'
    cccdlflags='-fPIC', lddlflags='-shared -g -L/usr/local/lib'

Locally applied patches:

@INC for perl v5.8.9:

Environment for perl v5.8.9:
    LANGUAGE (unset)
    LOGDIR (unset)
    PERL_BADLANG (unset)
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