in reply to [perldebugger] calling perldoc from within the debugger

Myself, I've never run into this issue, because I work inside of emacs normally (where you can run the perl debugger with Alt-x perldb), and I keep this cperl function bound to a key: (cperl-perldoc-at-point)

That does the equivalent of a "perldoc -f" on whatever function the cursor is pointing at.