| > Except that there isn't any POD...
Where do you get your definition for POD from?
Perl and POD are two different languages which can be intermingled somehow.
POD is what the POD-parser matches, and the input doesn't have to be a perl-source anyway.
And the Perl-parser doesn't know much about POD-syntax, it basically ignores any blocks between lines starting with a new statement beginning with "=" and followed by at least one word and finished by '=cut'.
This ignored block doesn't need to be valid POD:
And the code surrounding POD doesn't need to be Perl.
=bala bala blaa
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