I've envied Ruby users which can use just "p" to print out data structures instead of us which used to have to do 'use Data::Dumper; print Dumper(...);'. And even then there's this '$VAR1 = ' garbage which 99% of the time is not wanted. Which often makes me wonder, shouldn't P in Perl stand for Practical?
With Data::Dump we're still a bit behind but closer. One rant is the with the doc: the pp() function should perhaps be advertised more prominently, since I suspect that's what most users want most of the time.