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Re: Inline POD vs. EOF POD
in thread Inline POD vs. EOF POD
The problem with POD is that it's darn ugly. I appologize, I don't wish to badmouth it, but it really just is ugly :-)
YES!!! not fifteen minutes ago was i muttering about the ugliness of POD. i'm in the final phase of a project for my current client, and i'm reviewing all the code and making sure the docs are updated as i turn everything over to the admin team. i use CodeWright for my editing, which does wonders to make perl code pleasant to look at, but does nothing to make pod code readable. i haven't taken the time to modify the lexer to color-code POD code, but i think i'll do just that after this job.
but POD is ugly. i place mine at the end while i'm coding, because i hate to look at it. when i'm done with a program, usually i'll move it inline so whoever's maintaining the code is more likely to update the doc. (although i have no proof that putting the POD inline increases the likelyhood of maintenance, i do it anyway.)
i tend to use well named variables and functions, and code comments to document my code. typically, i also generate detailed design documentation. sometimes i use pod to generate this, but lately i've found myself writing the doc and then cut/pasting the text into the script as pod. there, i've said it... pod's so ugly, i use Word instead! ACK. i feel dirty.