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Re^2: POD troubles

by John M. Dlugosz (Monsignor)
on May 14, 2011 at 09:56 UTC ( #904797=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: POD troubles
in thread POD troubles

Something like:

…
    return $foo;
 }
␢
␢
=head1
…
Because my lame editor insists on tracking the indenting of the previous line with actual content, I got blank lines with leading spaces. I corrected the extra space when I got to the =head1 line, but didn't notice them above.

Now it seems that the POD-coverage tester didn't notice anything amiss, though I turned it off after stubbing out the API because I didn't want it complaining about all the internal stuff. But I'm pretty sure the blanks would have been there from the getgo and not added later.

The test directory generated by module-simple includes Test::Pod, and it passes too. I would think this is exactly the kind of thing it should warn about‽

After reading the passage you reference, I conclude that I must have one of “those” older translators, and that the POD checkers are not using the same parser library.

Re emacs: I downloaded it for Windows, and gave it a spin, but it is far too alien to get started. Just selecting text or mousing the borders is all wrong, in the sense of not following the platform conventions or any modern GUI conventions. Is there a GUI-based version of emacs that might be more approachable (as opposed to just running classic mode in a window)?


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Re^3: POD troubles (emacs)
by LanX (Canon) on May 14, 2011 at 10:26 UTC
    > Re emacs: I downloaded it for Windows, and gave it a spin, but it is far too alien to get started. Just selecting text or mousing the borders is all wrong, in the sense of not following the platform conventions or any modern GUI conventions. Is there a GUI-based version of emacs that might be more approachable (as opposed to just running classic mode in a window)?

    I'm not advocating emacs, it's just the editor I know the best.

    I don't know what "mousing the borders" mean and why you are running emacs in a console.

    I would use EmacsW32 or an Xemacs (which cares more about mainstream conventions).

    Keep in mind emacs is far older than Perl and has to care much more about backwards compatibility while allowing new fashions. OTOH many GUI conventions were invented for emacs.

    But you can still "customize" many things per menu, like cut&past with C-x,C-v,C-z and context menue on right click and opening help screens in separate windows.

    In general if you don't like emacs let it be. Komodo and Padre are already very mainstream.

    Cheers Rolf

      “EmacsW32 has the goal to make it easier for an MS Windows user to get used to Emacs ”

      Sounds like what I was looking for. thanks!

      Re Komodo: The free editor version was very disappointing. I'm not looking to spend what they are charging for the commercial IDE.

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