I'm working with a somewhat obscure module right now, and I'm coming up against the age old "what's supposed to happen isn't happening and I can't find any reason why" problem. I've RTFD, googled the error code, performed normal debugging procedures, etc., and I can't figure out the problem. Part of this is because, as I said, it's an obscure module so there aren't a lot of resources on the possible issues.
My first instinct was to post here with some sample code and the error I'm getting and hope someone could help. But then I realized I'd rather learn to fish. As I start to work more with Perl, I'm sure I'll be using more obscure modules. I'm wondering what resources the more seasoned Perl coders use when the module's documentation isn't any help, and there isn't much of a robust community behind the module providing secondary support.
What would you do? E-mail the module's author? Keep testing and debugging until you get lucky and figure it out? Post on Perl Monks? Some other resource? Thanks.