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Re^3: Multi-line comments in perl code?

by dimar (Curate)
on Jul 14, 2006 at 16:24 UTC ( #561256=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^2: Multi-line comments in perl code?
in thread Multi-line comments in perl code?

Among other things, POD does not support indentation
Sure it does -- in a Pod format block.

Perhaps, but that particular definition of "indentation" is ... shall we say, a lot more 'loose' than the originally intended definition, which can be illustrated as follows:

=for comment This comment can be indented as much as I want and even more than I want =cut for(0 .. 4){ for(0 .. 3){ for (0 .. 2){ =for comment However, even though "indentation" is supported here, we still have those dangling POD delimiters way back over there. <- <- <- <- Attempting to line them up with the rest of the code produces an error. This is not good because it breaks 'code-folding' in the text editor. It also looks just plain ugly. =cut print "$_\n"; }; }; }; __END__

Moreover, one has to consider whether the POD in this illustration is even well-formed to begin with. Should this be a format block? Will begin/end work? Is 'for comment' sufficient? Will this mess up the POD documentation? *Way* too much hassle when all you wanted was a *comment*.

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Re^4: Multi-line comments in perl code?
by xdg (Monsignor) on Jul 14, 2006 at 18:47 UTC

    Now I understand what you meant. "Supports" is a vague term. I would have said instead that Pod commands can't be indented, which breaks up the indentation of code around it.

    Personally, I use vim and let it handle my comments for me.


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