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From:
ilmari
Date:
September 26, 2011 08:38
Subject:
Re: Reordering perlvar
Message ID:
d8jd3eniaaw.fsf@knuth.ping.uio.no
Tom Christiansen <tchrist@perl.com> writes:

>> The biggest change is I made a new "interpreter state variables" section 
>> that's near the end of the document. I put stuff like $COMPILING and 
>> ${^ENCODING} here. My theory is that this is wizards-only stuff, so 
>> keeping it separate makes the document more usable.
>
> I rather don't like that you lose alphabetical ordering if you do that.
> Someone sees a builtin variable used in a Perl program and they want to
> look it up in the list of Perl variables.  Why should they have to know
> which list to look in?

This is what your favourite documentation viewer's search function is
for.  Also, perldoc -v <variable> (since perl 5.12, or if you've
upgraded Pod::Perldoc in the last three years).

-- 
ilmari
"A disappointingly low fraction of the human race is,
 at any given time, on fire." - Stig Sandbeck Mathisen


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