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Re: Is POD Syntax Obsolete?

by pemungkah (Priest)
on Jun 13, 2013 at 03:40 UTC ( #1038661=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Is POD Syntax Obsolete?

POD has you covered. From perldoc perlpod:
For, begin, and end will let you have regions of text/code/data that are not generally interpreted as normal POD text, but are passed directly to particular formatters, or are otherwise special. A formatter that can use that format will use the region, otherwise it will be completely ignored.
So you could write a Markdown POD formatter that would look for these and interpret the paragraphs as Markdown.
=begin markdown # PARAMETERS The following are good parameters: * **-foo** ... =end markdown
Since the text is otherwise ignored if the formatter doesn't know how to handle it, you don't get weird-looking stuff in your output if this runs through the usual POD formatter.

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