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Re: Don't patch perlopentut: rewrite it completely

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Ricardo Signes
February 17, 2013 02:31
Re: Don't patch perlopentut: rewrite it completely
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* Tom Christiansen <> [2013-02-16T20:30:02]
> SUMMARY: Let's rename perlopentut and write a new one from scratch.
> [...]
> Nearly every one of those is non-simple. That is not a tutorial, and it is
> not just about open.  It is more like "FMTEYEWTK About open() and I/O in
> Perl". If the goal is to create a document that teaches people how to use
> open() for the simple cases, then there is no hope for perlopentut.  It
> cannot be turned into that, because that is not what it is.  You have to
> start over.

I think this is a really good suggestion.

There is already some amount of work that was being done on a rewrite, which I
have not yet seen.  I haven't read the included sketch carefully yet, either.
I just wanted to say that I think this kind of simplification is a good idea.

I also like the idea of building a new more comprehensive open document.  I
imagine that quite a bit of the open docs from perlfunc could be moved to that,

Alexander, what do you think about Tom's short document?  (I will read it
myself tomorrow.  I need to get some sleep soon!)


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