Well, actually I completely ignore how new or old it may be, but I ignored its whole existence altogether, so... Whatever, it's
study(). Is "to discover" the right verb for such a thing? Who knows... It was brought to my attention by a clpmisc post (news:firstname.lastname@example.org) but it was a
perldoc perlfunc away. I didn't know it simply because I can't remember having seen it mentioned anywhere in discussion or example before today. And discussions and examples are very important means for me to learn...
BTW, I selected "User Journal" as a "Journal Topic", because I can't see any that is just "Perl": would there have been a more appropriate one? Is the topic important anyway, or can one safely just stick with "User Journal"?