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  • I have sympathy for your experience. Fortunately, I think the redesigned [] makes it much easier now to find documentation, including explaining perldoc.

    But to make it even easier, I just committed a patch to the Perl core that adds a note to "perl -h" about running "perldoc perl" for more help.

    In perldoc perl [] (the same thing you'd get from "man perl"), it now mentions perldoc right away, advises users to see perldoc perlintro [] if they are new to Perl, and points users to for online resources.

    So, come Perl 5.12, if someone can't find the manual, the problem will be behind the keyboard.

    -- dagolden []