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Re: 'perlre' manpage 'deficiency' (bug?) & 'perlreref' inconsistency

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Linda W
July 26, 2009 00:02
Re: 'perlre' manpage 'deficiency' (bug?) & 'perlreref' inconsistency
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demerphq wrote:
> 2009/7/25 Linda W <>:
>> Is it purposeful or an unintentional omission (bug?), that the 'o'
>> operator is missing from the list of flags.
> Intentional i think. /o is deprecated more or less.
	Intentional?  That certainly hasn't been made clear -- 
not to mention it does have _limited_ usefulness (though can cause
confusion if you don't understand the concept.

>> Also, as the manpage is really just about regex's, and not the
>> replacement part of an 's' command, maybe the 'e' command not being
>> mentioned is not a omission, however, it's a bit odd that it would
>> occur in a mention of perlreref then (personally I think it might be
>> friendly/helpful to mention it in both places, but 'technically', one
>> might consider it not belonging in either...snort;  I prefer helpful...:-).
> Hmm, doc patch to see what you think would be better would be a good idea.
	"doc patch", is that a verb?  I'm not familiar with how to do
that action. ;~?


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