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From:
Christian Walde
Date:
March 30, 2021 15:26
Subject:
Re: on changing perl's behavior
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On Tue, 30 Mar 2021 16:29:56 +0200, B. Estrade <brett@cpanel.net> wrote:

>
>
> On 3/30/21 7:17 AM, Paul "LeoNerd" Evans wrote:
>> On Tue, 30 Mar 2021 08:53:20 +0200
>> "H.Merijn Brand" <perl5@tux.freedom.nl> wrote:
>>
>>> I think I am more into perl than an average user, but this happens to
>>> me too. BUT ...
>>>
>>> Having to deal with (a lot) of systems that do not have everything
>>> installed (by default) on systems that I need to work on, I am by now
>>> used to do man/perldoc/whatever on my home box in a new xterm instead
>>> of on the target machine.
>>>
>>> There are just too many reasons why some tools are not available on
>>> machines you work on: disk space, install speed, build deps, whatever.
>>
>> Another small +1 from me here. I'm perfectly happy with the perl vs.
>> perl-doc split. I quite like it - it means my small utility machines I
>> build on compact flash cards don't need to waste that disk space on
>> manpages we don't need there. If I want docs I can easily install them
>> - the placeholder `perldoc` binary explains it well enough.
>>
>
> Sure, again; fair enough. Let's not lose my original point. It had
> nothing to do with docker (or maybe it does also) or documentation
> specifically. It was a suggestion to have a community maintained summary
> of various operating systems/programming environments and if/how 'perl'
> is provided - mainly to see how consistently it is done.
>
> Today I will like put up or shut up in the form of a git repo or gh wiki
> page; if it's valuable info, some may help maintain it or file
> issues/PRs that its out of date. If not, then not. But I will at least
> start it. Thank you!

Please also see this related issue about how the current documentation about supported platforms is inconsistent and incoherent. :)

https://github.com/Perl/perl5/issues/18243

-- 
With regards,
Christian Walde

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