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* updated for new answer: How do I tell the difference between errors from the shell and perl?
* also picked up: What is Ponie?, and other minor changes

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--- perlfaq.pod 31 Jan 2003 17:37:17 -0000 1.18
+++ perlfaq.pod 5 Oct 2004 22:15:44 -0000 1.19
@@ -1,6 +1,6 @@
=head1 NAME

-perlfaq - frequently asked questions about Perl ($Date: 2003/01/31 17:37:17 $)
+perlfaq - frequently asked questions about Perl ($Date: 2004/10/05 22:15:44 $)

=head1 DESCRIPTION

@@ -98,6 +98,7 @@

=head1 The Questions

+
=head2 L<perlfaq1>: General Questions About Perl

Very general, high-level questions about Perl.
@@ -122,6 +123,10 @@

=item *

+What is Ponie?
+
+=item *
+
What is perl6?

=item *
@@ -169,8 +174,7 @@

=head2 L<perlfaq2>: Obtaining and Learning about Perl

-Where to find source and documentation for Perl, support,
-and related matters.
+Where to find source and documentation for Perl, support, and related matters.

=over 4

@@ -374,7 +378,6 @@
=item *

I've read perlembed, perlguts, etc., but I can't embed perl in
-my C program; what am I doing wrong?

=item *

@@ -389,8 +392,7 @@

=head2 L<perlfaq4>: Data Manipulation

-Manipulating numbers, dates, strings, arrays, hashes, and
-miscellaneous data issues.
+Manipulating numbers, dates, strings, arrays, hashes, and miscellaneous data issues.

=over 4

@@ -400,6 +402,10 @@

=item *

+Why is int() broken?
+
+=item *
+
Why isn't my octal data interpreted correctly?

=item *
@@ -408,7 +414,7 @@

=item *

-How do I convert between numeric representations?
+How do I convert between numeric representations/bases/radixes?

=item *

@@ -833,7 +839,7 @@

=item *

-Why can't I use "C:\temp\foo" in DOS paths? What doesn't `C:\temp\foo.exe` work?
+Why can't I use "C:\temp\foo" in DOS paths? Why doesn't `C:\temp\foo.exe` work?

=item *

@@ -856,7 +862,7 @@

=head2 L<perlfaq6>: Regular Expressions

-Pattern matching and regular expressions.
+This section is surprisingly small because the rest of the FAQ is littered with answers involving regular expressions. For example, decoding a URL and checking whether something is a number are handled with regular expressions, but those answers are found elsewhere in this document (in L<perlfaq9>: ``How do I decode or create those %-encodings on the web'' and L<perlfaq4>: ``How do I determine whether a scalar is a number/whole/integer/float'', to be precise).

=over 4

@@ -942,7 +948,7 @@

=item *

-What's wrong with using grep or map in a void context?
+What's wrong with using grep in a void context?

=item *

@@ -957,8 +963,7 @@

=head2 L<perlfaq7>: General Perl Language Issues

-General Perl language issues that don't clearly fit into any of the
-other sections.
+General Perl language issues that don't clearly fit into any of the other sections.

=over 4

@@ -1083,8 +1088,7 @@

=head2 L<perlfaq8>: System Interaction

-Interprocess communication (IPC), control over the user-interface
-(keyboard, screen and pointing devices).
+This section of the Perl FAQ covers questions involving operating system interaction. Topics include interprocess communication (IPC), control over the user-interface (keyboard, screen and pointing devices), and most anything else not related to data manipulation. Read the FAQs and documentation specific to the port of perl to your operating system (eg, L<perlvms>, L<perlplan9>, ...). These should contain more detailed information on the vagaries of your perl.

=over 4

@@ -1262,6 +1266,10 @@

=item *

+How do I tell the difference between errors from the shell and perl?
+
+=item *
+
How do I install a module from CPAN?

=item *
@@ -1278,7 +1286,7 @@

=item *

-How do I add a directory to my include path at runtime?
+How do I add a directory to my include path (@INC) at runtime?

=item *

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