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What Version of Perl Introduced '=encoding'?

by jgamble (Pilgrim)
on Aug 21, 2012 at 20:33 UTC ( #988854=perlquestion: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??
jgamble has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

I'm considering adding an '=encoding' command paragraph to my POD instead of using the E<> formatting code (see perlpod). But I'm concerned that this feature appeared in a version of Perl later than the versions I want to support.

What version of Perl introduced '=encoding'? And is there a table somewhere that lists features introduced versus the version of Perl in which those features appeared?

Thanks.

Comment on What Version of Perl Introduced '=encoding'?
Re: What Version of Perl Introduced '=encoding'?
by toolic (Chancellor) on Aug 21, 2012 at 21:04 UTC

      When I saw the content of perldoc, It was Pod::Perldoc, which shows us pod pages.

      When I see CHANGES of Pod::Perldoc, there was a mention for =encoding trouble.

      I guess this RT has some relation to OP's problem.

Re: What Version of Perl Introduced '=encoding'?
by Anonymous Monk on Aug 21, 2012 at 21:25 UTC
Re: What Version of Perl Introduced '=encoding'?
by Tux (Monsignor) on Aug 24, 2012 at 08:50 UTC

    The ChangeLog of Pod::Simple states:

    2003-08-12 Sean M. Burke <sburke@cpan.org> * Release 0.97 * Loooking goooooood. Not smelling so much like beta anymore! * I think this might be the last version before I go putting "use utf8" all over the place. * Added placefolders for "=encoding" support. If you use "=encoding", you'll get an error about "not yet implemented" instead of "unknown directive". 2003-09-01 Sean M. Burke <sburke@cpan.org> * Release 2.01 * Moved all version numbers up to 2.01 for reasons of Tibetan numerology. * Implemented =encoding. Thanks a million to Jarkko, Autrijus, Dan Kogai, and many others for their help, patience, and encouragement.

    We have a very useful tool called corelist available when installing Module::CoreList that helps you answer the next question:

    $ corelist -a Pod::Simple Pod::Simple was first released with perl v5.9.3 v5.9.3 3.04 v5.9.4 3.04 v5.9.5 3.05 v5.10.0 3.05 v5.10.1 3.07 v5.11.0 3.07 v5.11.1 3.08 v5.11.2 3.10 v5.11.3 3.13 v5.11.4 3.13 v5.11.5 3.13 v5.12.0 3.13 v5.12.1 3.14 v5.12.2 3.14 v5.12.3 3.14 v5.12.4 3.14 v5.13.0 3.13 v5.13.1 3.14 v5.13.2 3.14 v5.13.3 3.14 v5.13.4 3.14 v5.13.5 3.14 v5.13.6 3.14 v5.13.7 3.15 v5.13.8 3.15 v5.13.9 3.15 v5.13.10 3.15 v5.13.10 3.15 v5.13.11 3.16 v5.14.0 3.16 v5.14.1 3.16 v5.14.2 3.16 v5.15.0 3.16 v5.15.1 3.18 v5.15.2 3.18 v5.15.3 3.19 v5.15.4 3.19 v5.15.5 3.19 v5.15.6 3.19 v5.15.7 3.19 v5.15.8 3.19 v5.15.9 3.20 v5.16.0 3.20 v5.16.1 3.20 v5.17.0 3.20 v5.17.1 3.20 v5.17.2 3.20 v5.17.3 3.23 $

    Enjoy, Have FUN! H.Merijn

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