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September 26, 2011 10:20
Re: Reordering perlvar
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Tom Christiansen <> writes:

>>Tom Christiansen <> writes:
>>> 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).
> In that case, why don't we just randomize everything?  Certainly
> perlfunc could use some useful randomizing in the same way.

Grouping variables (and functions) thematically (with headings!)  is
useful if you don't know exactly which one you are looking for, but know
what you're trying to achieve.

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