Dist::Zilla::Plugin::PodCoverageTests - a author test for Pod coverage


version 6.031


    # Add this line to dist.ini

    # Run this in the command line to test for POD coverage:
    $ dzil test --release


This is an extension of Dist::Zilla::Plugin::InlineFiles, providing the following files:

  xt/author/pod-coverage.t - a standard Test::Pod::Coverage test

This test uses Pod::Coverage::TrustPod to check your Pod coverage. This means that to indicate that some subs should be treated as covered, even if no documentation can be found, you can add:

  =for Pod::Coverage sub_name other_sub this_one_too

Test::Pod::Coverage 1.08 and Pod::Coverage::TrustPod will be added as develop requires dependencies.

One can run the release tests by invoking dzil test --release.


This module should work on any version of perl still receiving updates from the Perl 5 Porters. This means it should work on any version of perl released in the last two to three years. (That is, if the most recently released version is v5.40, then this module should work on both v5.40 and v5.38.)

Although it may work on older versions of perl, no guarantee is made that the minimum required version will not be increased. The version may be increased for any reason, and there is no promise that patches will be accepted to lower the minimum required perl.


Ricardo SIGNES 😏 <>


This software is copyright (c) 2023 by Ricardo SIGNES.

This is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as the Perl 5 programming language system itself.