Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 433243
wrong encoding of backticks -> can't search for `
Last modified: 2008-04-22 17:48:52 EDT
The perlop man page documents the `` (backtick) operator.
When I view this in man, the characters are converted to left single quotes.
Apparently this is the way man pages work (see the URL, plus the groff(7) and
groff_char(7) man pages).
The fix is to replace the ` with \` when it means a ` character.
I have reported this to email@example.com with the subject "pod2man needs to
translate some ASCII characters". I don't think I get a bug number or a
http://rt.perl.org/rt3/Public/Bug/Display.html?id=1865 fixed in perl-5.10
The bug you linked to was closed in 1999 and doesn't seem to address the issue I
raised. Perhaps you supplied the wrong link?
When I run man perlop in F-9 (perl 5.10.0), I see `` (not '') in the "Quotes and
Quote-like Operators" section, so it seems like pod2man is actually working
correctly for this.
Please reopen if you are not seeing this in F-9.
Cool. It's nearly done. There's one line near qx that's still not done correctly. Was this done
programmatically or manually?
Ideally it should be done properly by perl2man (or Pod::Man). There might be other occurrences and
other pages affected.
I don't see any mistakes at all. Can you be very specific as to what you're seeing?
As to how it was fixed, whatever base perl uses to convert the pod file into the
manpage is doing it, not Fedora. :)