Dist::Zilla::Plugin::Test::PodSpelling - Author tests for POD spelling


version 2.007005


In dist.ini:



    directory = docs
    wordlist = Pod::Wordlist
    spell_cmd = aspell list
    stopword = CPAN
    stopword = github
    stopword = stopwords
    stopword = wordlist

If you're using [ExtraTests] it must come after [Test::PodSpelling], it's worth noting that this ships in the [@Basic] bundle so you may have to remove it from that first.


This is a plugin that runs at the gather files stage, providing the file:

  xt/author/pod-spell.t - a standard Test::Spelling test

Test::Spelling will be added as a develop prerequisite.


directories (or directory)

Additional directories you wish to search for POD spell checking purposes. bin and lib are set by default.


The module name of a word list you wish to use that works with Test::Spelling.

Defaults to Pod::Wordlist.


If spell_cmd is set then set_spell_cmd( your_spell_command ); is added to the test file to allow for custom spell check programs.

Defaults to nothing.


If stopwords is set then add_stopwords( <DATA> ) is added to the test file and the words are added after the __DATA__ section.

stopword or stopwords can appear multiple times, one word per line.

Normally no stopwords are added by default, but author names appearing in dist.ini are automatically added as stopwords so you don't have to add them manually just because they might appear in the AUTHORS section of the generated POD document. The same goes for contributors listed under the 'x_contributors' field on your distributions META file.



Called to add stopwords to the stopwords array. It is used to determine if automagically detected words are valid and print out debug logging for the process.


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This software is Copyright (c) 2010 by Karen Etheridge.

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