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Re: Perl v5.16R0, VMS and others docs issues

Nicholas Clark
May 15, 2012 00:48
Re: Perl v5.16R0, VMS and others docs issues
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On Tue, May 15, 2012 at 03:11:50AM +0200, Joaquín Ferrero wrote:
> Hi!
> Perl v5.16R0 links README[.](.*) docs from pod/perl$1.pod, but not for perlvms.pod,
> because perlvms.pod already exist.

Thanks for checking this.

I wasn't even aware that there was a list perl-documentation (Although I
guess I must have been once, and have forgotten it, as I'm subscribed to it)

I'm not quite sure where the split should be between this list and
perl5-porters, but I think that these particular questions that you raise
belong on perl5-porters because they are about what gets installed, which is
definitely part of the build process.

> pod/perlvms.pod and README.vms are different docs. So, README.vms is not installed with the distribution, only perlvms.pod.

But does this matter? Is there anything in README.vms that relates to
the installed perl? I thought that it was about just building and
installing perl, and that all the information about running perl was
only in pod/perlvms.pod

> Another issue (?) is README.micro. It still exists, but is not linked by perl.pod, and therefore perlmicro.pod is not generated.

I don't think that we should be installing README.micro. It's only about
building microperl, and doesn't contain anything related to an installed

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