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Documenting executablesby perl::scribe (Sexton)
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perl::scribe has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
I am interested in using POD to document my perl programs. In fact, I've already done so in the past.
The thing is, however, that I turn most of my programs into executables, since they are meant to be used on systems that do not have and by people who are unfamiliar with perl.
To my knowledge, you cannot use perldoc to display the POD within these programs. Is this true or is it just a figment of my imagination?
Until now I've just used print or die to display a program's documentation, but this system is far less versatile than POD, nor does it allow for the use of inline documentation.
I'm probably just missing something here.
Any thoughts? How do you document perl executables?
Thanks in advance.
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