Instead, the user can cut and copy the text into her/his editor of choice and read it from there.
Of course we can copy and paste. But I'd rather have it in my browser, enabled for every Perl code block.
It's a bit like having hyperlinks. Sure, you could copy and paste the address, but I have to admit that I kind of like being able to simply point and click.
We don't NEED anything. It's just something that would be a very welcome addition. Even many PHP fora have syntax colouring. I know we can do BETTER than anything PHP.