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Re: [perl #72710] perl.pod description of perl is horribly dated

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From:
Andy Dougherty
Date:
January 29, 2013 22:22
Subject:
Re: [perl #72710] perl.pod description of perl is horribly dated
Message ID:
alpine.DEB.2.02.1301291720560.21332@fractal.phys.lafayette.edu
On Tue, 29 Jan 2013, Ricardo Signes wrote:

> * James E Keenan via RT <perlbug-followup@perl.org> [2013-01-28T21:46:54]
> > I like it, with only one question:  Should we continue to be so
> > Unix-specific in this line:
> > 
> > #####
> > +B<awk>, and B<sh>,  making it familiar and easy to use for Unix users to
> > #####
> 
> I thought about that myself, but I think it is accurate, fair, and unoffensive.
> Users of sed, awk, and sh will be almost perforce Unix users.  Perl was
> clearly inspired in large part by these tools, and it it easy to move from awk
> and sh to Perl in a non-coincidental way.  It makes Perl especially easy for
> Unix users (or at least "power users," these days) to take what they know from
> other toolkit pieces and come to Perl.
> 

I like the update.  One quibble:  I think you meant "anywhere" not 
"anyway":

diff --git a/pod/perl.pod b/pod/perl.pod
index 3eb6d8d..a7ffbeb 100644
--- a/pod/perl.pod
+++ b/pod/perl.pod
@@ -307,7 +307,7 @@ language for the long haul on major projects, whatever your bent.
 
 Perl's roots in text processing haven't been forgotten over the years.
 It still boasts some of the most powerful regular expressions to be
-found anyway, and its support for Unicode text is world-class.  It
+found anywhere, and its support for Unicode text is world-class.  It
 handles all kinds of structured text, too, through an extensive
 collection of extensions.  Those libraries, collected in the CPAN,
 provide ready-made solutions to an astounding array of problems.  When

-- 
    Andy Dougherty		doughera@lafayette.edu

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