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Re: [perl #62062] [RESOLVED] 'base' perldoc is missing a tab characterin ActivePerl Build 1004 [287188]

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Ben Petering
January 13, 2009 06:53
Re: [perl #62062] [RESOLVED] 'base' perldoc is missing a tab characterin ActivePerl Build 1004 [287188]
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I'm not trying to waste time, this actually displays wrong for me (and
presumably others).

On my system (Windows XP), 'perldoc base' spawns a command shell
(cmd.exe) which uses the 'more' pager to display a text file in my temp

--> cmd.exe /x/d/c "more<

This text file is generated from c:\activeperl\lib\ (as best I
can tell from Process Monitor).

The curious thing is, in all 4 lines of that code example have 8
spaces in front. In the generated text file in my temp directory, 3 of
the lines have 12 spaces in front, and 1 (the outdented 'package Foo;'
line) has 8 spaces in front.

I don't really understand the workings of the perldoc system well enough
to speculate about probable cause, but since it's a problem with what's
generated and not the original POD, perhaps there's a bug somewhere?


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