Also, the book Modern Perl, if everybody agrees
Muhahahaha. *Everyone agrees*? This is the Perl community. Even the relative small number of people on p5p (the people that usually do the actual work on the documentation) cannot agree on anything.
Perl is something that was an improvisation and it's starting to get more organized.
But nobody knows that it's organized because they don't have the time to read all the blogs in the Perl "ecosystem" and go on IRC and ask a ton of questions on various channels.
Ah, it's organized because it has too many blogs and channels for a sane person to follow!
I would say that Perl isn't organized. Larry Wall != p5p != TPF != YEF != OSCON != ... "Modern Perl" is just someones view of how one can program. A view that has some followers. A view that also many people disagree with.
Perl is all about "there's more than one way of doing it". And that's not limited to having more than one way of programming a basic thing. It extends to the entire "cloud" around it.
So if they include the "Modern Perl" modules and docs in the documentation that comes with every Perl distro then maybe the situation will change.
Unlikely. If only that most people don't even read the documentation.