in reply to Vim Settings for Perl
in thread Desparately seeking a bilingual vim/Emacs expert

I like having perldoc output to a split window, and I wanted to output module documentation if you were on a 'use Module;' line, so I recently came up with this (my vim-foo could probably be better):
function! PerlDoc() normal yy let l:this = @ if match(l:this, '^ *\(use\|require\) ') >= 0 exe ':new' exe ':resize' let l:this = substitute(l:this, '^ *\(use\|require\) *', "", "") let l:this = substitute(l:this, ";.*", "", "") let l:this = substitute(l:this, " .*", "", "") exe ':0r!perldoc -t ' . l:this exe ':0' return endif normal yiw exe ':new' exe ':resize' exe ':0r!perldoc -t -f ' . @ exe ':0' endfunction "Display docs for built-in functions when cursor is on function name "or for modules when cursor is on 'use' or 'require' line. map ,h :call PerlDoc()<CR>:set nomod<CR>:set filetype=man<CR>:echo "pe +rldoc"<CR>
Updated. (I knew nothing about Vim programming before I started took a couple of hours to come up with the first version of this, so comments, etc., welcome).
Update: Added set nomod.
Update: Added filetype, C-M=>CR, echo message
Update: added -t