Re: [PBML] Searchable Online Documentation
- On Tuesday 05 Apr 2005 20:43, Mike Dillinger wrote:
> Speaking of documentation...The new site is now:
> I used to use www.perldoc.com quite a bit to help me out with functions
> I wasn't too familiar with. That web site hasn't been working for me
> for a while now.
> Are there any similar web sites that people could recommend? I really
> liked the keyword search they had. For instance, I could type in "join"
> and it would show me the format required and how it worked.
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- Message from "merlyn@..." on 04/05/05 12:47 PM PT quoted:
>>>>>>"Mike" == Mike Dillinger <miked@...> writes:There are a few scenarios. For various reasons, I may not have access
> Mike> Speaking of documentation...
> Mike> I used to use www.perldoc.com quite a bit to help me out with functions
> Mike> I wasn't too familiar with. That web site hasn't been working for me
> Mike> for a while now.
> Mike> Are there any similar web sites that people could recommend? I really
> Mike> liked the keyword search they had. For instance, I could type in "join"
> Mike> and it would show me the format required and how it worked.
> How is that easier than typing:
> perldoc -f join
> and getting the same information from your own disk?
to perldoc. It may be because the PC I'm using doesn't have Perl at
all, or someone installed Perl incorrectly and perldoc doesn't work,
etc. I often get e-mails with code asking what the problem is, and I
could visit a web site to see that the function call was formatted
incorrectly and I could get the user back on their way. The PC I'm
using at any given moment may not have Perl installed. I could continue
but I believe a pretty clear picture has been painted. More options is
a good thing - trust me.
- On Apr 5, 2005 9:58 PM, Gavin Henry wrote:
>Specifically, you can get to a Perl topic page (e.g. perlsyn) using the format:
> The new site is now:
For functions, add "functions/" to the base URL, followed by the
function name and the ".html" extension, e.g:
If you use Firefox, I find these 3 quick searches handy:
"pd" is the keyword to the quicksearch:
"pdf" is the keyword to the quicksearch:
"pdg" is the keyword to the quicksearch:
(if any of the above URLs fold, copy-paste to one line)
So I can type "pdf join" and jump right to the join function perldoc
page, or "pdg hash" and get a Google search for the word "hash" on
perldoc.perl.org, with PDF files excluded.
Firefox rocks :-)