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Subject: [RFC] Using a Pager for POD6
Date: Mon, 17 Oct 2011 21:31:33 -0400
To: rakudobug [...] perl.org
From: Kevin Polulak <kpolulak [...] gmail.com>
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I just used `perl6 --doc` for the first time and the very first thing that went through my head was "Aw man, no pager?"

I would like to suggest using a pager (e.g. 'less') by default. I think this would follow the principle of least surprise a little better as most Perl users are very accustomed to using a pager with perldoc. Not only that but it's kind of annoying to have to scroll up all the time.

I suggested the idea to tadzik and he seemed to like it and wanted more feedback.

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- Kevin Polulak (soh_cah_toa)

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I'm all for it, if we make sure that it doesn't become fragile. That includes - falling back to the current behavior if no pager is available - catching errors while launching the pager, and falling back to the current behavior - tested on Linux, Mac OS X and Win32 If we can get it to run reliably, I'm all for it.
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I'm a bit confused about what to do with an RFC bug. Close it, because no patch was forthcoming? Regard it as a feature request?
Yea, it is a feature request. And I'd say a very reasonable one.

On 2012-08-07 14:43:12, moritz wrote:
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> I'm a bit confused about what to do with an RFC bug. Close it, because
> no patch was forthcoming? Regard it as a feature request?



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