Original code

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.


Debian version

On a Debian system it can be found in DebianPackage:emacs-goodies-el, and the version there includes a few enhancements:

Since 30.4-1, Debian ships the perldoc.el version that is available from intrigeri’s Git repository:

git clone git://

… with a few more features:

See also