perldoc.el by SteveKemp looks up Perl function documentation within Emacs, using Perl’s perldoc program.
The package was posted to the
gnu-emacs-sources list (
gnu.emacs.sources newsgroup, see EmacsMailingLists and EmacsNewsgroups) in 2001 and can be found in the archives.
On a Debian system it can be found in DebianPackage:emacs-goodies-el, and the version there includes a few enhancements:
- generate the list of functions dynamically
Since 30.4-1, Debian ships the perldoc.el version that is available from intrigeri’s Git repository:
git clone git://gaffer.ptitcanardnoir.org/lunar-mode-line.git
… with a few more features:
- ability to have several uniquely-named perldoc buffers open at the same time
- completion for Perl modules names
- CPerlMode – has its own separate
M-x cperl-perldoc doing a similar thing