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Re: Is there a "standard" way to link to other modules in POD for a CPAN module?

by tobyink (Abbot)
on May 27, 2017 at 19:00 UTC ( #1191383=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Is there a "standard" way to link to other modules in POD for a CPAN module?

Use L<Module::Name> and don't link to a specific website. The pod interpreter can then choose whichever is the best source of that module's documentation (maybe a local resource, maybe metacpan.org, whatever).

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Re^2: Is there a "standard" way to link to other modules in POD for a CPAN module?
by haukex (Abbot) on May 28, 2017 at 16:58 UTC

    I agree with this and just wanted to add a note: One of the POD to HTML converters (I forget which one) always turned a link like L<File::Spec> into something that looked like this: "the File::Spec manpage" (or something to that effect), which of course wasn't very helpful when inserted into various sentences, so I had to take to writing things like "the L<File::Spec|File::Spec> documentation". A little annoying but I guess it's better to be explicit.

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