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Re: POD as a general documentation system

by Abigail-II (Bishop)
on Mar 31, 2003 at 09:30 UTC ( #246881=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^2: POD as a general documentation system (pod is readable)
in thread POD as a general documentation system

You are over estimating Joe Random User. =head1 isn't clear at all, let alone =head2. Maybe he would have understood =title and =section. And you really think Joe Random User is going to understand =over? Or L<text|name/sec>?

And if you are going to use a pager to read POD anyway, you'd be better off it it was written in plain ASCII.


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Re^4: POD as a general documentation system (yes, pod _is_ readable)
by Aristotle (Chancellor) on Mar 31, 2003 at 12:47 UTC

    Well, we'll have to disagree about the clarity of the command paragraphs then. The interior sequences might be problematic, but other than complex L<>s and E<> they're easy to ignore. In plaintext, you can't represent references directly anyway; the same solutions you come up with there are likely to work for POD as simple L<>s.

    I did say "in the absence of a POD parser" when I said you can read POD using a pager.

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