http://www.perlmonks.org?node_id=55761
Description: I've started adding a brief "self help" snippet in code that I write for others. This allows them to enter command -help from the command line and get the POD doc. We're still on Perl 5.005 here, so I'd guess that the warnings either don't appear in 5.6, or at least can be ignored with no warnings.
#!/usr/local/bin/perl -w

use strict;
use Getopt::Long;
use Pod::Text;


(my $PROGRAM = (split('/',$0))[-1]) =~ s/\..*$//;
my $USAGE = <<__EOT__;
Usage: $PROGRAM [-help]
__EOT__


my $HELP;

# Get the command-line parameters
GetOptions("help" => \$HELP)
  or die($USAGE);

if ($HELP)
{
  $^W = 0;  # Pod::Text throws warnings
  pod2text($0);
  exit(0);
}

# Continue with the rest of the program

# ********************************************************
# * POD documentation
# ********************************************************
__END__

=head1 NAME

helpme - an example of command-line help

=head1 SYNOPSIS

helpme [-help]

=head1 DESCRIPTION

Put your description here!

=head1 EXIT STATUS

The following exit values are returned:

   0  Successful completion

  -1  An error occurred

=head1 AUTHOR INFORMATION

Author: Elmer Fudd

Address bug reports and comments to:
Elmer.Fudd@killthewabbit.com

=cut