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[perl #99382] 'stat' call documentation is poorly worded

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From:
James E Keenan via RT
Date:
September 18, 2012 18:38
Subject:
[perl #99382] 'stat' call documentation is poorly worded
Message ID:
rt-3.6.HEAD-11172-1348018724-1864.99382-15-0@perl.org
On Sat Sep 17 16:02:12 2011, craig.a.berry@gmail.com wrote:
> On Sat, Sep 17, 2011 at 5:10 PM, Linda Walsh <perlbug-
> followup@perl.org> wrote:
> 
> The existing piece in perlfunc.pod was written in 1997 for Perl 5.003.
>  Screens were smaller then.  Perhaps we could afford to wrap to a
> second line now and say something like:
> 
> --- pod/perlfunc.pod;-0	2011-09-10 08:27:15 -0500
> +++ pod/perlfunc.pod	2011-09-17 17:46:51 -0500
> @@ -6656,8 +6656,10 @@ meanings of the fields:
>    8 atime    last access time in seconds since the epoch
>    9 mtime    last modify time in seconds since the epoch
>   10 ctime    inode change time in seconds since the epoch (*)
> - 11 blksize  preferred block size for file system I/O
> - 12 blocks   actual number of blocks allocated
> + 11 blksize  preferred I/O size in bytes for interacting with the
> +             file (may vary from file to file)
> + 12 blocks   actual number of system-specific blocks allocated
> +             on disk (often, but not always, 512 bytes each)
> 
>  (The epoch was at 00:00 January 1, 1970 GMT.)
> 
> [end of patch]

Is there any support for applying the patch proposed by Craig Berry one
year ago?

If not, I propose we close this ticket, and I will do so unless I hear
otherwise within seven days.

Thank you very much.
Jim Keenan

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