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  • I stumbled across a bug in Pod::Simple the other day: It does not create the promised {'raw'} structure element usable by parsers for L< constructs if they occur within another formatting code, such ...
    Karl WilliamsonKarl Williamson
    Apr 29, 2016 at 7:34 pm
    Apr 30, 2016 at 6:15 am
  • Hello all, I wanted to bring to your attention several issues on GitHub having to deal with POD. Some of them have been there for years, but nobody from GitHub has responded. Given how it took lots ...
    Zakariyya MughalZakariyya Mughal
    Apr 26, 2016 at 8:45 pm
    Apr 26, 2016 at 9:03 pm
  • Does this mean that there is a "find"-like function in Pod::Simple that replaces Pod::Find? That would be an opportunity to discontinue Pod::Find along with Pod::Parser... -Marek Von meinem Samsung ...
    Marek RouchalMarek Rouchal
    Apr 25, 2016 at 5:34 am
    Apr 29, 2016 at 8:43 pm
  • It has been a goal to remove Pod::Parser from the core perl distribution. It turns out there is a dependency in 2 test files for pod2uage upon Pod::Find and Pod::PlainText, which are parts of ...
    Karl WilliamsonKarl Williamson
    Apr 23, 2016 at 8:50 pm
    Apr 26, 2016 at 12:02 am
  • I’m at the QAH, and have continued digging into some CPAN Testers fails for Pod::Simple::Search. I previously emailed about this to cpan-workers, but it’s become pod specific, so RJBS suggested this ...
    Neil BowersNeil Bowers
    Apr 23, 2016 at 4:46 pm
    Apr 30, 2016 at 1:26 pm
  • I'm pleased to announce release 4.07 of podlators. podlators contains Pod::Man and Pod::Text modules which convert POD input to *roff source output, suitable for man pages, or plain text. It also ...
    Russ AllberyRuss Allbery
    Mar 21, 2016 at 2:27 am
    Mar 21, 2016 at 3:00 pm
  • Hi pod-people, I've recently acquired PAUSE comaintainership of Pod::Readme and am interested in doing a few small maint releases to fix some low-hanging fruit such as prerequisites and installation ...
    Karen EtheridgeKaren Etheridge
    Mar 17, 2016 at 7:03 pm
    Mar 19, 2016 at 12:56 am
  • I'm pleased to announce release 4.06 of podlators. podlators contains Pod::Man and Pod::Text modules which convert POD input to *roff source output, suitable for man pages, or plain text. It also ...
    Russ AllberyRuss Allbery
    Feb 1, 2016 at 4:15 am
    Mar 20, 2016 at 11:23 pm
  • * Russ Allbery [2016-01-16T17:36:02] Thanks, Russ! I can only assume that moving back to the *.PL was a bit of a disappointment. Thanks for helping to keep things great on all platforms! -- rjbs
    Ricardo SignesRicardo Signes
    Jan 19, 2016 at 2:45 am
    Jan 31, 2016 at 8:26 am
  • I'm pleased to announce release 4.03 of podlators. podlators contains Pod::Man and Pod::Text modules which convert POD input to *roff source output, suitable for man pages, or plain text. It also ...
    Russ AllberyRuss Allbery
    Dec 7, 2015 at 12:10 am
    Dec 7, 2015 at 12:10 am
  • I'm pleased to announce release 4.02 of podlators. podlators contains Pod::Man and Pod::Text modules which convert POD input to *roff source output, suitable for man pages, or plain text. It also ...
    Russ AllberyRuss Allbery
    Dec 3, 2015 at 7:09 am
    Dec 3, 2015 at 7:09 am
  • I'm pleased to announce release 4.01 of podlators. podlators contains Pod::Man and Pod::Text modules which convert POD input to *roff source output, suitable for man pages, or plain text. It also ...
    Russ AllberyRuss Allbery
    Dec 2, 2015 at 5:52 am
    Dec 2, 2015 at 5:52 am
  • I'm pleased to announce release 4.00 of podlators. podlators contains Pod::Man and Pod::Text modules which convert POD input to *roff source output, suitable for man pages, or plain text. It also ...
    Russ AllberyRuss Allbery
    Nov 29, 2015 at 3:52 am
    Nov 29, 2015 at 3:52 am
  • Dear fellow pod-people, I would like to share this feedback with you, since the humble Pod-Usage that Eric is referring to would not exist without Pod-Simple and Pod-Text, so it is only fair to give ...
    Marek RouchalMarek Rouchal
    Mar 2, 2015 at 7:15 pm
    Mar 2, 2015 at 7:15 pm
  • Right. Now I remember old threads where people would argue that POD parsers should do exactly the same as the Perl parser - and IIRC the conclusion was that using something like PPI to handle ...
    Marek RouchalMarek Rouchal
    Jan 9, 2015 at 6:38 am
    Jan 14, 2015 at 6:39 pm
  • Poders, RT #93491 (https://rt.cpan.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=93491) reports that URLs are mis-formatted when they contain a newline. Turns out, the regex that detects a URL in L< explicitly forbids ...
    David E. WheelerDavid E. Wheeler
    Jan 8, 2015 at 6:42 pm
    Jan 9, 2015 at 11:39 pm
  • This came up in discussing a metacpan bug ( https://github.com/CPAN-API/cpan-api/issues/364#issuecomment-66864855)... A perl module can technically have perl code, pod, and even spans of binary (in a ...
    Randy StaunerRandy Stauner
    Jan 6, 2015 at 2:56 pm
    Jan 8, 2015 at 7:03 pm
  • Pod Peeps: perlpodspec says: * Since Perl recognizes a Unicode Byte Order Mark at the start of files as signaling that the file is Unicode encoded as in UTF-16 (whether big-endian or little-endian) ...
    David E . WheelerDavid E . Wheeler
    Jan 6, 2015 at 5:59 am
    Feb 13, 2015 at 10:45 pm
  • I am writing concerning https://rt.perl.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=116467. The objective of this ticket is to revise t/porting/podcheck.t so that it no longer depends on CPAN module Pod::Parser. The ...
    James E KeenanJames E Keenan
    Aug 12, 2014 at 2:07 pm
    May 15, 2016 at 3:20 am
  • Hello, I thought I wasn't this new to perl but ... How does one use pod::simple::text to print out a section of POD, say the DESCRIPTION section? Thanks John Guillory Louisiana Library Network ...
    John E GuilloryJohn E Guillory
    Jun 25, 2014 at 6:05 pm
    Jul 2, 2014 at 7:24 pm
  • It's at $CPAN/authors/id/C/CS/CSJEWELL/Pod-Simple-XHTML-BlendedCode-2.001-TRIAL.tar.gz Can you guys take a look at it and see what you think? Find bugs? -- Curtis Jewell <span ...
    Curtis JewellCurtis Jewell
    Mar 29, 2014 at 3:16 pm
    Apr 3, 2014 at 5:29 pm
  • Hi All I've just released Pod::Webserver V 3.06. See the Changes file for the many details. Thanx to Allison for co-maint. -- Ron Savage http://savage.net.au/
    Ron SavageRon Savage
    Feb 13, 2014 at 11:24 pm
    Feb 13, 2014 at 11:24 pm
  • We've had a lot of problems lately with the fact Parrot uses Perldoc to simply extract pod statements from a generated file and emit them into another file. This stems mostly from the fact perldoc ...
    Kent FredricKent Fredric
    Nov 28, 2013 at 7:20 am
    Jan 14, 2014 at 2:21 am
  • This small bug-fix release makes the test suite work with the Pod::Simple that came with Perl 5.16 and earlier (which doesn't produce an error that a new test was expecting) and fixes a minor ...
    Russ AllberyRuss Allbery
    Oct 6, 2013 at 6:20 am
    Oct 6, 2013 at 6:20 am
  • Works for me, thanks! -- But Pity stayed his hand. "It's a pity I've run out of bullets", he thought. -- "Bored of the Rings"
    Dave MitchellDave Mitchell
    Sep 23, 2013 at 8:16 pm
    Sep 23, 2013 at 8:16 pm
  • Thanks, applied in commit b7c730ff44.
    Steve HaySteve Hay
    Sep 23, 2013 at 8:24 am
    Sep 23, 2013 at 8:24 am
  • This release incorporates performance work from Dagfinn Ilmari Mannsåker, resynchronizes perlpodstyle with core, and fixes a few other bugs and typos. The URL ...
    Russ AllberyRuss Allbery
    Sep 22, 2013 at 11:11 pm
    Sep 22, 2013 at 11:11 pm
  • I might as well throw this one out there too. This is only for parsers that create multiple pages. Those which don't can skip it. And, of course, older parsers will ignore it. =begin :contiguous =end ...
    Shawn H CoreyShawn H Corey
    Sep 20, 2013 at 3:36 pm
    Sep 20, 2013 at 3:36 pm
  • Is there any specification for tables in PODs? I haven't been able to find any. Isn't it about time tables were added? I have attached a specification for them for your review. -- Don't stop where ...
    Shawn H CoreyShawn H Corey
    Sep 20, 2013 at 2:30 pm
    Sep 28, 2013 at 6:04 pm
  • Neither do I. The search stuff is a bit of a black box to me. That test has failed a bunch of times on case-insensitive file systems, too, which drove me nuts until I figured it out and fixed it ...
    David E. WheelerDavid E. Wheeler
    Sep 19, 2013 at 4:48 pm
    Sep 19, 2013 at 4:48 pm
  • In the last few hours I uploaded something I hope people will find useful. MetaPOD https://metacpan.org/release/MetaPOD In its simplest form, its a way of storing meta-data about classes in JSON in ...
    Kent FredricKent Fredric
    May 31, 2013 at 1:42 pm
    May 31, 2013 at 8:34 pm
  • For reasons too long and unrelated to go into (see <https://github.com/CPAN-API/cpan-api/issues/269 for the tail end of some of it), I spent a couple hours the other night whacking together a draft ...
    John SJ AndersonJohn SJ Anderson
    May 21, 2013 at 11:33 pm
    Jan 17, 2014 at 3:13 am
  • This is a test-suite-only release that fixes problems with the test suite failing due to a new warning in Pod::Simple 3.26. The URL http://archives.eyrie.org/software/perl/podlators-2.5.1.tar.gz has ...
    Russ AllberyRuss Allbery
    Feb 28, 2013 at 3:29 am
    Feb 28, 2013 at 3:29 am
  • This was due to this change: https://github.com/theory/pod-simple/commit/5a01eba83824d9f91ecfae302af33fef65a8385c Note that this is a warning, rather than a fatal error, though of course Test::Pod ...
    David E. WheelerDavid E. Wheeler
    Feb 25, 2013 at 4:53 pm
    Feb 26, 2013 at 5:16 pm
  • Pod::Simple 3.24's new warning on mismatched item types has broken podlators. This is pretty unfortunate, since it also fixes hash ordering problems in tests which will be needed if some of the last ...
    Ricardo SignesRicardo Signes
    Feb 19, 2013 at 3:50 am
    Feb 21, 2013 at 1:43 am
  • Ticket https://rt.perl.org/rt3/Ticket/Display.html?id=116252 concerns pod that used hypens for what was meant to be a nested bullet list so that the nested items would not be confused with the outer ...
    Karl WilliamsonKarl Williamson
    Jan 26, 2013 at 6:29 pm
    Feb 14, 2013 at 1:14 am
  • With Pod::Parser, you just do parse_from_file($in_fh, $out_fh) and it outputs the pod to $out_fh. Pod::Simple has a method of the same name which is supposed to emulate the Pod::Parser method, but ...
    Karl WilliamsonKarl Williamson
    Jan 26, 2013 at 4:49 pm
    Mar 6, 2013 at 3:39 pm
  • This is a "clear the decks" release, taking care of various smaller bug reports and feature requests that had accumulated. There is one big change here: as of this release, pod2text and pod2man die ...
    Russ AllberyRuss Allbery
    Jan 2, 2013 at 9:55 pm
    Jan 2, 2013 at 9:55 pm
  • Hello all, The current perlpodspec contains the following requirement: · When rendering Pod to a format that allows comments (i.e., to nearly any format other than plaintext), a Pod formatter must ...
    Russ AllberyRuss Allbery
    Dec 26, 2012 at 10:47 pm
    Dec 28, 2012 at 4:08 pm
  • Pod People, See the forwarded complaint below. Should we allow `=over 0`? I tend not to think of it as the same as `=over`, because that is the same as `=over +=4`, IIRC. Best, David Begin forwarded ...
    David E. WheelerDavid E. Wheeler
    Oct 10, 2012 at 3:53 pm
    Oct 12, 2012 at 4:43 pm
  • Pod People, In https://rt.cpan.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=79232, Saven Rezic writes: None of this says anything about warnings, and it does seem that, as of 3.23, this is exactly how Pod::Simple ...
    David E. WheelerDavid E. Wheeler
    Aug 27, 2012 at 5:17 pm
    Aug 29, 2012 at 1:52 pm
  • Pod People, I got a pull request to switch to metacpan.org for L< http links. AFAIK search.cpan.org is not deprecated, and is still the official community CPAN search site. If there is some ...
    David E. WheelerDavid E. Wheeler
    Aug 13, 2012 at 4:41 pm
    Sep 30, 2012 at 3:32 am
  • So, should Pod::Simple’s HTML output: * Strip links from head elements; or * Exclude head elements with links from the TOC; or * Something else? David
    David E. WheelerDavid E. Wheeler
    Jun 7, 2012 at 4:03 pm
    Jun 7, 2012 at 4:52 pm
  • Hi POD People I've created a bit of a storm by adding the new warning to Pod::Simple which is emitted if the source POD contains non-ASCII characters but does not include an =encoding POD command ...
    Grant McLeanGrant McLean
    Jun 6, 2012 at 4:55 am
    Jun 9, 2012 at 7:45 pm
  • This release contains only a test suite fix with the latest Pod::Simple. The URL http://archives.eyrie.org/software/perl/podlators-2.4.2.tar.gz has entered CPAN as file ...
    Russ AllberyRuss Allbery
    Jun 1, 2012 at 10:53 pm
    Jun 1, 2012 at 10:53 pm
  • This is long-overdue, and still doesn't address the various character set and encoding problems, but it at least fixes a bunch of other bugs. I'm going to try to rethink the UTF-8 problem next. The ...
    Russ AllberyRuss Allbery
    May 30, 2012 at 7:02 pm
    May 30, 2012 at 7:13 pm
  • Hello: I have, what I think is, a rather simple problem, but, unfortunately, am unable to figure out a solution: I have the following, very simple script: use strict; use warnings; use Pod::Simple ...
    Alvis YardleyAlvis Yardley
    May 22, 2012 at 10:26 pm
    May 22, 2012 at 10:26 pm
  • I'm trying to use Pod::Simple::HTML to convert PODs into HTML but my voilà becomes voil&#65533; How do I fix this? Code: my $parser = Pod::Simple::HTML- new(); $parser- output_string( \my $html ) ...
    Shawn H CoreyShawn H Corey
    May 12, 2012 at 3:53 pm
    May 12, 2012 at 11:32 pm
  • I just ran `perldoc perldoc` and got this: SYNOPSIS B<perldoc [B<-h ] [B<-D ] [B<-t ] [B<-u ] [B<-m ] [B<-l ] [B<-F ] [B<-i ] [B<-V ] [B<-T ] [B<-r ] [B<-dI<destination_file ] [B<-oI<formatname ] ...
    Shawn H CoreyShawn H Corey
    Apr 30, 2012 at 2:19 pm
    May 1, 2012 at 7:13 am
  • For ActivePerl we plug in a syntax highlighter for the code snippets in the generated HTML documentation. In order to support this for perl-5.16 I ended up patching Pod::Simple::XHTML like this ...
    Gisle AasGisle Aas
    Apr 27, 2012 at 10:51 pm
    May 4, 2012 at 4:23 pm
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