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  • So I've been thinking many Deep Thoughts lately about Pod. I have competing goals in the design of Pod as a document format: The first and foremost goal is the absolute requirement that Pod be ...
    Sean M. BurkeSean M. Burke
    Jan 3, 2002 at 9:04 pm
    Jan 4, 2002 at 7:07 pm
  • It has come up very very often that I want to bold (and sometimes italicise) things in verbatim blocks. So I end up just writing a "PRODUCTION:" note afterwardw like so: open COUNTER, " counter.dat" ...
    Sean M. BurkeSean M. Burke
    Jan 10, 2002 at 6:34 pm
    Jan 15, 2002 at 9:35 pm
  • Ugh. So we all know that there's this syntax for formatting codes (nés "interior sequences") like C<< x . And that tokenizes as three tokens: "C<< ", open-C code "x", content " " close-code matching ...
    Sean M. BurkeSean M. Burke
    Jan 27, 2002 at 1:52 am
    Jan 27, 2002 at 11:01 am
  • In the new mod_perl documentation we have many .pod files and they are deeply nested. For example: ../docs/2.0/devel/testing/testing.pod ../docs/2.0/devel/benchmarks/benchmarks.pod ...
    Stas BekmanStas Bekman
    Jan 16, 2002 at 4:45 am
    Jan 17, 2002 at 2:52 am
  • So. Saying that Pod's canonical "normalization" is as XML begs the question of what the XML will look like. One point on which I am of two winds is this: Consider this input: =head2 Turn-Ons I like ...
    Sean M. BurkeSean M. Burke
    Jan 12, 2002 at 12:52 am
    Jan 15, 2002 at 9:07 pm
  • Only OS/390 and EBCDIC portability (thanks, Jarkko!). The URL ftp://ftp.eyrie.org/pub/software/modules/podlators-1.20.tar.gz has entered CPAN as file: $CPAN/authors/id/R/RR/RRA/podlators-1.20.tar.gz ...
    Russ AllberyRuss Allbery
    Jan 28, 2002 at 5:45 pm
    Jan 28, 2002 at 5:45 pm
  • I wrote a pod2rtf once upon a time. It's not a CPAN, because I keep meaning to rewrite it. But the other day I skimmed the code and noticed some of the features that made it rather nice. I mention ...
    Sean M. BurkeSean M. Burke
    Jan 11, 2002 at 11:44 pm
    Jan 11, 2002 at 11:44 pm
  • Adam Turoff recently took an idea of Larry's... http://archive.develooper.com/bootstrap%40perl.org/msg01191.html (Larry said:) and extended it: ...
    Sean M. BurkeSean M. Burke
    Jan 10, 2002 at 6:58 pm
    Jan 10, 2002 at 6:58 pm
  • The main change is to not apply any guesswork to the contents of the NAME section, since the lines in that section are often pulled out by catman or other similar tools that don't understand nroff ...
    Russ AllberyRuss Allbery
    Jan 2, 2002 at 9:25 am
    Jan 2, 2002 at 9:25 am
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