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POD, please

by petdance (Parson)
on Jun 24, 2001 at 21:25 UTC ( #91082=monkdiscuss: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

It sure would sure be nice if we Perl guys could write in POD. For instance, I wrote up Damian Conway's ten rules for when to use OO in POD originally, and then had to run it thru pod2html. It woulda been much easier for me to be able to simply write like this:
<POD> =over 4 =item 1 Design is large, or is likely to become large =item 2 When data is aggregated into obvious structures, especially if + there's a lot of data in each aggregate For instance, an IP address is not a good candidate: There's only 4 bytes of information related to an IP address. An immigrant going through customs has a lot of data related to him, such as name, countr +y of origin, luggage carried, destination, etc. </POD>

I was dreaming when I wrote this, so sue me if I go too fast.

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Re: POD, please
by japhy (Canon) on Jun 24, 2001 at 22:17 UTC
    I second this. I've often had to redo massive parts of posts because I write C<...> instead of <tt>...</tt> and so on. Pod would be a boon. (And petdance, why are there 11 bullet points in your post about the 10 indications?)

    japhy -- Perl and Regex Hacker
Re: POD, please
by mrmick (Curate) on Jun 26, 2001 at 16:53 UTC
    This is a great idea, I think. Just imagine how much better we could share information in a nicely formatted way.....


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