NAME¶Locale::Po4a::Pod - convert POD data from/to PO files
use Locale::Po4a::Pod; my $parser = Locale::Po4a::Pod->new (sentence => 0, width => 78); # Read POD from STDIN and write to STDOUT. $parser->parse_from_filehandle; # Read POD from file.pod and write to file.txt. $parser->parse_from_file ('file.pod', 'file.txt');
DESCRIPTION¶Locale::Po4a::Pod is a module to help the translation of documentation in the POD format (the preferred language for documenting Perl) into other [human] languages.
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 split on the space by the wrapping. As result, in the original version, the man page contains
and mine contains
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): /usr/lib/perl5/Tk/MainWindow.pod /usr/share/perl/5.8.0/overload.pod /usr/share/perl/5.8.0/pod/perlapi.pod /usr/share/perl/5.8.0/pod/perldelta.pod /usr/share/perl/5.8.0/pod/perlfaq5.pod /usr/share/perl/5.8.0/pod/perlpod.pod /usr/share/perl/5.8.0/pod/perlre.pod /usr/share/perl/5.8.0/pod/perlretut.pod
INTERNALS¶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 children are:
- 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 output.
- 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 quote; 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.
SEE ALSO¶Pod::Parser, Locale::Po4a::Man(3pm), Locale::Po4a::TransTractor(3pm), po4a(7)
Denis Barbier <email@example.com> Martin Quinson (mquinson#debian.org)
COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE¶Copyright © 2002 SPI, Inc.
This program is free software; you may redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of GPL (see the COPYING file).