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Pod-Perldoc 3.23 released to CPAN

Mark Allen
February 25, 2014 05:27
Pod-Perldoc 3.23 released to CPAN
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Hello porters -

I released Pod::Perldoc 3.23 to CPAN this afternoon February 23 (my local time) and I would like to get it merged to blead for 5.20 release.

This release should address approximately 15 tickets, the most significant of which are the following user-visible changes:

* A new environment variable PERLDOC_SRC_PAGER will be used preferentially when perldoc is in its '-m' (display source code mode) to support people who want to use pagers like /usr/bin/{vim,emacs,nano}

* The code to pull extracts from perlfunc has been overhauled to be far more sensitive when it is in an appropriate context for text extraction.  perldoc shipped with 5.18 will, for example, match on 'size' and 'precision' in perlfunc due to misunderstanding where in perlfunc it is currently scanning

* Code that extracts information about q, qq, y, etc was totally rewritten as I couldn't understand how it worked in the first place.  perldoc shipped in 5.18 does not properly extract almost any of these quote-like operators.

* There is now an '-a' flag which searches through the Perl API documentation


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