LanX has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:


I stumbled over Pod::Functions which provides a list of all Perl builtins listed in perlfunc plus short-description.

use strict; use warnings; use Data::Dump qw/pp dd/; use Pod::Functions; pp '\%Flavor: ', \%Flavor; pp '\%Type_Description: ', \%Type_Description; pp '\@Type_Order: ', \@Type_Order; pp '\%Kinds: ', \%Kinds; pp '\%Type: ', \%Type;
( "\\%Flavor: ", { "-X" => "a file test (-r, -x, etc)", "__FILE__" => "the name of the current source file", "__LINE__" => "the current source line number", "__PACKAGE__" => "the current package", "__SUB__" => "the current subroutine, or C<undef> if not +in a subroutine", "abs" => "absolute value function", "accept" => "accept an incoming socket connect", "alarm" => "schedule a SIGALRM", "atan2" => "arctangent of Y/X in the range -PI to PI", ...

But it doesn't have an option to return the usage examples, like


any standard recommendation how to get this, without hacking it with Pod::Simple et al?

Cheers Rolf
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