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Pod::Elemental::Transformer::PPIHTML - convert "=begin perl" and shebang-marked blocks to XHTML


version 0.093582


This transformer, based on Pod::Elemental::Transformer::SynHi, looks for regions like this:

  =begin perl

    my $x = 1_00_000 ** $::xyzzy;

  =end perl

...into syntax-highlighted HTML that I can't really usefully represent here. It uses PPI::HTML, so you can read more about the kind of HTML it will produce, there.

This form is also accepted, in a verbatim paragraph:

  my $x = 1_00_000 ** $::xyzzy;

In the above example, the shebang-like line will be stripped.

The format_name attribute may be supplied during the construction of the transformer to look for a region other than perl.


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 <>


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.