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Perl docs {sux|rulez}         brian d foy       The Perl Review
Where   do you findvariable scoping?     (it’s not in perlvar)
Where  do you findvariable naming?     (it’s not in perlvar)
perldoc -fperldoc -v
operators?methods?switches?
Reference     TutorialsAlternate Tutorials Topic Overviews   Quick Starts       FAQ      Lingua
perl perltoc perlartistic perlbook         perlcommunity perldebug              perldoc perlgpl      perlglossary perlhist...
perl5004delta perl5005delta perl5100delta perl5101deltaperl5110delta perl5111delta perl5112delta perl5113deltaperl5114delt...
perlaix perlamiga perlapollo perlbeos perlbs2000 perlce      perlcygwin perldgux perldos perlebcdic perlepoc perlfreebsd p...
perlapi perlapio  perlcall  perlclibperlembed perlguts perlhackperlintern  perliolperlmroapi  perlxs perlxstut
perlfaqperlfaq1perlfaq2perlfaq3perlfaq4perlfaq5perlfaq6perlfaq7perlfaq8perlfaq9
perlboot    perlbot   perlmodperlmodinstall  perlmodlibperlmodstyle perlnewmod    perlobj   perltooc   perltoot
perlfaqperlfaq1perlfaq2perlfaq3perlfaq4perlfaq5perlfaq6perlfaq7perlfaq8perlfaq9
perlre   perlreapiperlrebackslashperlrecharclass  perlrequick   perlreref   perlretut  perlreguts
perldsc perldebtutperlopentutperlpacktut perlreftut perlthrtut
perlunicode perlunifaqperluniintroperluniprops perlunitut
perlcnperljpperlkoperltw
perldata perldiag perldebguts perldbmfilter perlipcperllocale perlpod perlpodspec perllol perlnumber perlop     perlfilter p...
now → ?
perl is in git    (perlrepository)
I’m a committer
Docs are for thecurrent version
perlfaq back in perl
books out of  perlfaq2    into perlbook
perlvar reordered,  variable birth   documented
perlexperiment    lists iffy    features
a new perlop
perlkeyword
Other happenings• “Perl Documentation Team”• Updates to perlipc
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  1. 1. Perl docs {sux|rulez} brian d foy The Perl Review
  2. 2. Where do you findvariable scoping? (it’s not in perlvar)
  3. 3. Where do you findvariable naming? (it’s not in perlvar)
  4. 4. perldoc -fperldoc -v
  5. 5. operators?methods?switches?
  6. 6. Reference TutorialsAlternate Tutorials Topic Overviews Quick Starts FAQ Lingua
  7. 7. perl perltoc perlartistic perlbook perlcommunity perldebug perldoc perlgpl perlglossary perlhist perlintroperlpolicy perlrepository perltodo perlutil
  8. 8. perl5004delta perl5005delta perl5100delta perl5101deltaperl5110delta perl5111delta perl5112delta perl5113deltaperl5114delta perl5115delta perl5120delta perl5121deltaperl5122delta perl5130delta perl5131delta perl5132deltaperl5133delta perl5134delta perl5135delta perl5136delta perl561delta perl56delta perl570delta perl571delta perldelta perl572delta perl573delta perl581delta perl582delta perl583delta perl584delta perl585delta perl586delta perl587delta perl588delta perl589delta perl58delta perl590delta perl591delta perl592delta perl593delta perl594delta perl595delta
  9. 9. perlaix perlamiga perlapollo perlbeos perlbs2000 perlce perlcygwin perldgux perldos perlebcdic perlepoc perlfreebsd perlhaiku perlhpux perlhurd perlirix perllinuxperlmacos perlmacosx perlmpeix perlnetware perlopenbsd perlos2 perlos390 perlos400 perlplan9 perlqnx perlriscos perlsolaris perlsymbian perltru64 perluts perlvmesa perlvms perlvos
  10. 10. perlapi perlapio perlcall perlclibperlembed perlguts perlhackperlintern perliolperlmroapi perlxs perlxstut
  11. 11. perlfaqperlfaq1perlfaq2perlfaq3perlfaq4perlfaq5perlfaq6perlfaq7perlfaq8perlfaq9
  12. 12. perlboot perlbot perlmodperlmodinstall perlmodlibperlmodstyle perlnewmod perlobj perltooc perltoot
  13. 13. perlfaqperlfaq1perlfaq2perlfaq3perlfaq4perlfaq5perlfaq6perlfaq7perlfaq8perlfaq9
  14. 14. perlre perlreapiperlrebackslashperlrecharclass perlrequick perlreref perlretut perlreguts
  15. 15. perldsc perldebtutperlopentutperlpacktut perlreftut perlthrtut
  16. 16. perlunicode perlunifaqperluniintroperluniprops perlunitut
  17. 17. perlcnperljpperlkoperltw
  18. 18. perldata perldiag perldebguts perldbmfilter perlipcperllocale perlpod perlpodspec perllol perlnumber perlop perlfilter perlfork perlform perlfunc perllexwarnperlpragma perlref perlrun perlsub perlsyn perltie perlvar
  19. 19. now → ?
  20. 20. perl is in git (perlrepository)
  21. 21. I’m a committer
  22. 22. Docs are for thecurrent version
  23. 23. perlfaq back in perl
  24. 24. books out of perlfaq2 into perlbook
  25. 25. perlvar reordered, variable birth documented
  26. 26. perlexperiment lists iffy features
  27. 27. a new perlop
  28. 28. perlkeyword
  29. 29. Other happenings• “Perl Documentation Team”• Updates to perlipc
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