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Pod::Coverage::TrustPod - allow a module's pod to contain Pod::Coverage hints


version 0.100006


This is a Pod::Coverage subclass (actually, a subclass of Pod::Coverage::CountParents) that allows the POD itself to declare certain symbol names trusted.

Here is a sample Perl module:

  package Foo::Bar;

  =head1 NAME

  Foo::Bar - a bar at which fooes like to drink

  =head1 METHODS

  =head2 fee

  returns the bar tab


  sub fee { ... }

  =head2 fie

  scoffs at bar tab


  sub fie { ... }

  sub foo { ... }

  =begin Pod::Coverage


  =end Pod::Coverage


This file would report full coverage, because any non-empty lines inside a block of POD targeted to Pod::Coverage are treated as trustme patterns. Leading and trailing whitespace is stripped and the remainder is treated as a regular expression anchored at both ends.

Remember, anywhere you could use =begin and =end as above, you could instead write:

  =for Pod::Coverage foo

In some cases, you may wish to make the entire file trusted. The special pattern *EVERYTHING* may be provided to do just this.

Keep in mind that Pod::Coverage::TrustPod sets up exceptions using the "trust" mechanism rather than the "privacy" mechanism in Pod::Coverage. This is unlikely ever to matter to you, but it's true.


This library should run on perls released even a long time ago. It should work on any version of perl released in the last five years.

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 <>


  • Andreas Marienborg <>

  • Ricardo Signes <>


This software is copyright (c) 2022 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.