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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • I agree

    I have many, perhaps more than half, of the reputable published Perl books (eg bought all 3 editions of the Camel book) but I don't think I recall any _except_ perhaps 'Perl debugged' & 1st ed of 'Effective Perl', emphasising the usefulness of the Perldoc.

    Perldoc is far more helpful to me than the out of band read-this-library of material that I see in Java and other epesh OO languages.

    Maybe Padre has the help button that a novice would be consoled by seeing.

  • I have sympathy for your experience. Fortunately, I think the redesigned perl.org [perl.org] 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 [perl.org] (the same thing you'd get from "man perl"), it now mentions perldoc right away, advises users to see perldoc perlintro [perl.org] if they are new to Perl, and points users to perl.org for online reso