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Re: RFC 260 (v1) More modules

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Andy Dougherty
September 20, 2000 06:32
Re: RFC 260 (v1) More modules
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On Tue, 19 Sep 2000, Tom Christiansen wrote:

> >> (SE), AFAIK, and therefore the man pages should be an option that could be
> >> deleted to save space.
> >This is already an option, and has been for years.  I don't imagine that
> >would change in perl6.
> I should much prefer to see random modules deleted instead.

Just so everyone's clear:  I meant that it is an option to not install
_man pages_ (i.e. the output of pod2man, e.g. perlfunc.1).  It is not
currently an option to skip the pods (e.g. perlfunc.pod).  The pods
are always installed.

For example, if a system doesn't have nroff, there's not much point in
installing the man pages.  Some Unix systems used to be delivered that
way--only the 'catman' pages were shipped.

But for perl5, the pods are always installed.  It is an incomplete
distribution if it doesn't include the documentation.  I don't imagine
that will change in perl6.

    Andy Dougherty
    Dept. of Physics
    Lafayette College, Easton PA 18042

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