Comment: Can't locate Foo.pm in @INC (Score 1) on 2010.01.22 4:42
Attached to: The most damaging interface in the entire Perl ecosystem
A Google search for Can't locate in @INC turns up 128,000.00 hits. That is a large number but even more telling is the wide range of forums that they appear in. The "@INC" message is clearly a hinderance to new users.
An example of a similar but much clearer error message from perl is "Can't locate object method 'new' via package 'Foo' (perhaps you forgot to load 'Foo'?)". A Google search for Can't locate object method "new" via package give only 25,000 hits by comparison.
I don't imagine that anyone would have the appetite to change the "@INC" message at this stage but it clearly doesn't work as it is, in any sort of useful way.