Hi

2 1/2 years ago we where talking about perldoc not support searching for keywords identified by the `X<...>` tag.

see [perldoc] keyword search

Whats the appropriate way to check if anything happened meanwhile or action is still needed?

Parsing the newest perldelta on cpan or perldoc.org?

(BTW this has nothing todo with the unsupported `perldoc -X` option and pod.idx ?).

Any insights?

To have an idea what I'm talking about (and as a workaround)
please try this to find all documentation regarding `qr`

`> grep -B2 -A5 -h 'X<qr>' /usr/share/perl/5.10/pod/*.pod
=head2 Quote and Quote-like Operators
X<operator, quote> X<operator, quote-like> X<q> X<qq> X<qx> X<qw> X<m>
X<qr> X<s> X<tr> X<'> X<''> X<"> X<""> X<//> X<`> X<``> X<<< << >>>
X<escape sequence> X<escape>
While we usually think of quotes as literal values, in Perl they
function as operators, providing various kinds of interpolating and
--
=item qr/STRING/msixpo
X<qr> X</i> X</m> X</o> X</s> X</x> X</p>
This operator quotes (and possibly compiles) its I<STRING> as a regula
+r
expression. I<STRING> is interpolated the same way as I<PATTERN>
in C<m/PATTERN/>. If "'" is used as the delimiter, no interpolation
is done. Returns a Perl value which may be used instead of the
--
=item Quote and Quote-like Operators
X<operator, quote> X<operator, quote-like> X<q> X<qq> X<qx> X<qw> X<m>
X<qr> X<s> X<tr> X<'> X<''> X<"> X<""> X<//> X<`> X<``> X<<< << >>>
X<escape sequence> X<escape>
=item Regexp Quote-Like Operators
X<operator, regexp>
qr/STRING/msixpo X<qr> X</i> X</m> X</o> X</s> X</x> X</p>,
m/PATTERN/msixpogc X<m> X<operator, match> X<regexp, options> X<regexp
+>
X<regex, options> X<regex> X</m> X</s> X</i> X</x> X</p> X</o> X</g> X
+</c>,
/PATTERN/msixpogc, ?PATTERN? X<?>, s/PATTERN/REPLACEMENT/msixpogce
X<substitute> X<substitution> X<replace> X<regexp, replace> X<regexp,
substitute> X</m> X</s> X</i> X</x> X</p> X</o> X</g> X</c> X</e>
`

The hits are in

perlop and

perltoc