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Locale::Po4a::Pod - convert POD data from/to PO files
my $parser = Locale::Po4a::Pod->new (sentence => 0, width => 78);
# Read POD from STDIN and write to STDOUT.
# Read POD from file.pod and write to file.txt.
$parser->parse_from_file ('file.pod', 'file.txt');
Locale::Po4a::Pod is a module to help the translation of documentation in
the POD format (the preferred language for documenting Perl) into other
STATUS OF THIS MODULE
I think that this module is rock stable, and there is only one known bug
with /usr/lib/perl5/Tk/MainWindow.pod (and some other
pages, see below) which contains:
Lack of luck, in the po4a version, this was splited on the space by the
wrapping. As result, in the original version, the man contain
and mine contain
which is logic since C<foobar> is rewritten ``foobar''.
Complete list of pages having this problem on my box (from 564 pages ; note
that it depends on the chosen wrapping column):
As a derived class from Pod::Parser, Locale::Po4a::Pod supports the same
methods and interfaces. See Pod::Parser for all the details; briefly,
one creates a new parser with "Locale::Po4a::Pod->new()" and then
calls either parse_from_filehandle() or parse_from_file().
new() can take options, in the form of key/value pairs, that control the
behavior of the parser. The recognized options common to all Pod::Parser
If set to a true value, selects an alternate output format that, among other
things, uses a different heading style and marks =item entries with a
colon in the left margin. Defaults to false.
If set to a true value, the non-POD parts of the input file will be included
in the output. Useful for viewing code documented with POD blocks with the
POD rendered and the code left intact.
The number of spaces to indent regular text, and the default indentation for
=over blocks. Defaults to 4.
If set to a true value, a blank line is printed after a =head1 heading.
If set to false (the default), no blank line is printed after =head1,
although one is still printed after =head2. This is the default because
it's the expected formatting for manual pages; if you're formatting
arbitrary text documents, setting this to true may result in more pleasing
Sets the quote marks used to surround C<> text. If the value is a
single character, it is used as both the left and right quote; if it is two
characters, the first character is used as the left quote and the second as
the right quoted; and if it is four characters, the first two are used as
the left quote and the second two as the right quote.
This may also be set to the special value none, in which case no quote
marks are added around C<> text.
If set to a true value, Locale::Po4a::Pod will assume that each sentence
ends in two spaces, and will try to preserve that spacing. If set to
false, all consecutive whitespace in non-verbatim paragraphs is compressed
into a single space. Defaults to true.
The column at which to wrap text on the right-hand side. Defaults to 76.