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James E Keenan via RT
November 22, 2017 17:48
[perl #132481] Minor doc bug in pod/perlop.pod
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On Tue, 21 Nov 2017 14:50:17 GMT, wrote:
> This is a bug report for perl from,
> generated with the help of perlbug 1.40 running under perl 5.26.0.
> -----------------------------------------------------------------
> [Please describe your issue here]
> Commit 33be4c6111bea619c1662 added a line in pod/perlop.pod
> for a new Non-capture mode modifier to qr//.
> The 2nd paragraph below that line says:
> The last four modifiers listed above, added in Perl 5.14,
> control the character set rules, but C</a> is the only one you are
> likely
> to want to specify explicitly; the other three are selected
> automatically by various pragmas.
> Since the "n" line was added, that paragraph no longer makes sense.
> To fix it, I think we'd either:
> move the "n" line above the other four modifiers (easier to edit),
> or change it to refer to "a", "d", "l", and "u" (maybe easier to
> maintain).
> Thanks,
> Scott Lanning

Would you be able to prepare a patch to that effect?  That would make it easier for us to evaluate your recommendation.

(Guidance for preparing a patch can be found with 'perldoc perlhack' and similar.)

Thank you very much.

James E Keenan (

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