From what I infer from the very light documentation for elf.pl the script may be able to dump structural information, but it doesn't look like it will let me extract data for selected segments. My ultimate goal is to be able to generate update images for a boot loader on an embedded system. The module is just a means to that end. Since I'm writing the code anyway it seemed worth turning it into a CPAN appropriate module.
Optimising for fewest key strokes only makes sense transmitting to Pluto or beyond