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Perl modules and man don't get along


From: Rob McMillin
Subject: Perl modules and man don't get along
Date: Wed, 22 May 2002 16:52:01 -0700

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In GNU Emacs 21.2.1 (i386-redhat-linux-gnu, X toolkit, Xaw3d scroll bars)
 of 2002-04-08 on porky.devel.redhat.com
configured using `configure  i386-redhat-linux --prefix=/usr --exec-prefix=/usr 
--bindir=/usr/bin --sbindir=/usr/sbin --sysconfdir=/etc --datadir=/usr/share 
--includedir=/usr/include --libdir=/usr/lib --libexecdir=/usr/libexec 
--localstatedir=/var --sharedstatedir=/usr/com --mandir=/usr/share/man 
--infodir=/usr/share/info --with-gcc --with-pop --with-sound'
Important settings:
  value of $LC_ALL: nil
  value of $LC_COLLATE: nil
  value of $LC_CTYPE: nil
  value of $LC_MESSAGES: nil
  value of $LC_MONETARY: nil
  value of $LC_NUMERIC: nil
  value of $LC_TIME: nil
  value of $LANG: en_US
  locale-coding-system: iso-latin-1
  default-enable-multibyte-characters: nil

Please describe exactly what actions triggered the bug
and the precise symptoms of the bug:

This isn't really a bug so much as a feature request.  Essentially, the
problem is that in Perl mode, it would be nice if whatever parser was
around could automatically figure out that "::" is part of a name for
the purposes of doing a man lookup.  That is, if I'm hovering over a 
Perl-style man page, it would be useful man would understand it
properly.

Recent input:
r C-g C-p C-p M-f C-f M-x m a n <return> C-g M-x m 
a n <return> C r y p t : : O p e n S S L : : R S A 
<return> M-x m a n <return> C-g M-x p e r l d b <M-delete> 
e m a c SPC s <delete> b u <tab> <delete> <delete> 
<delete> b <tab> <delete> <tab> <tab> C-g C-h a b u 
g <return> C-x o C-n C-n C-n C-n C-n C-n C-v C-n C-v 
C-n C-n M-v M-x r e p o r t - <tab> <return>

Recent messages:
Please wait: making up the Crypt::OpenSSL::RSA man page...
Crypt::OpenSSL::RSA man page made up
Loading tabify...done
let*: Quit
Making completion list...
Loading view...done
call-interactively: Quit
Loading apropos...done
Type C-x 4 b RET to restore the other window.  C-M-v to scroll the help.
Loading emacsbug...done



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