Pod::Elemental - work with nestable Pod elements
my $document = Pod::Elemental->read_file('lib/Pod/Elemental.pm');
print $document->as_debug_string, "\n"; # quick overview of doc structure
print $document->as_pod_string, "\n"; # reproduce the document in Pod
Pod::Elemental is a system for treating a Pod (plain old documentation) documents as trees of elements. This model may be familiar from many other document systems, especially the HTML DOM. Pod::Elemental's document object model is much less sophisticated than the HTML DOM, but still makes a lot of document transformations easy.
In general, you'll want to read in a Pod document and then perform a number of prepackaged transformations on it. The most common of these will be the Pod5 transformation, which assumes that the basic meaning of Pod commands described in the Perl 5 documentation hold: =begin, =end, and =for commands mark regions of the document, leading whitespace marks a verbatim paragraph, and so on. The Pod5 transformer also eliminates the need to track elements representing vertical whitespace.
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.
The event reader (by default a new instance of Pod::Eventual::Simple is used to convert input into an event stream. In general, it should provide read_* methods that behave like Pod::Eventual::Simple.
The objectifier (by default a new Pod::Elemental::Objectifier) must provide an objectify_events method that converts Pod events into Pod::Elemental::Element objects.
This is the class for documents created by reading pod.
These methods read the given input and return a Pod::Elemental::Document.
Ricardo SIGNES <email@example.com>
Christian Walde <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Justin Cook <email@example.com>
Karen Etheridge <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Philippe Bruhat (BooK) <email@example.com>
Ricardo Signes <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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.
To install Pod::Elemental, copy and paste the appropriate command in to your terminal.
perl -MCPAN -e shell
For more information on module installation, please visit the detailed CPAN module installation guide.