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Perl docs {sux|rulez}


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My Perl documentation talk from Nordic Perl Workshop 2011 in Malmö.

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Perl docs {sux|rulez}

  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 perlintro perlpolicy 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 perldguxperldos perlebcdic perlepoc perlfreebsd perlhaiku perlhpux perlhurd perlirix perllinux perlmacos perlmacosx perlmpeix perlnetware perlopenbsd perlos2 perlos390 perlos400 perlplan9 perlqnx perlriscos perlsolarisperlsymbian 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. perlre perlreapiperlrebackslashperlrecharclass perlrequick perlreref perlretut perlreguts
  14. 14. perldsc perldebtutperlopentutperlpacktut perlreftut perlthrtut
  15. 15. perlunicode perlunifaqperluniintroperluniprops perlunitut
  16. 16. perlcnperljpperlkoperltw
  17. 17. perldata perldiag perldebgutsperldbmfilter perlipc perllocale perlpod perlpodspec perllol perlnumber perlop perlfilter perlfork perlform perlfuncperllexwarn perlpragma perlrefperlrun perlsub perlsyn perltie perlvar
  18. 18. now → ?
  19. 19. perl is in git (perlrepository)
  20. 20. Shipped docs are for that major version
  21. 21. New docs are for the next major version
  22. 22. perlfaq back in perl
  23. 23. books out of perlfaq2 into perlbook
  24. 24. perlvar reordered, variable birth documented
  25. 25. What do users want?
  26. 26. •Find information quickly•Get complete information•Get the right information for their version
  27. 27. perlexperiment lists iffy features
  28. 28. a new perlop
  29. 29. perlkeyword
  30. 30. A new organization language/ syntax.pod special-variables.pod control-structures.pod unicode/ tutorials/ references/ faq/ operating-system/ changes/ api/