Pod::Weaver::Section::Generic - a generic section, found by lifting sections


version 4.018


This section will find and include a located hunk of Pod. In general, it will find a =head1 command with a content of the plugin's name.

In other words, if your configuration include:

  header = OVERVIEW

...then this weaver will look for "=head1 OVERVIEW" and include it at the appropriate location in your output.

Since you'll probably want to use Generic several times, and that will require giving each use a unique name, you can omit header if you provide a plugin name, and it will default to the plugin name. In other words, the configuration above could be specified just as:

  [Generic / OVERVIEW]

If the required attribute is given, and true, then an exception will be raised if this section can't be found.


This module has the same support period as perl itself: it supports the two most recent versions of perl. (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.



A boolean value specifying whether this section is required to be present or not. Defaults to false.

If it's enabled and the section can't be found an exception will be raised.

The name of this section. Defaults to the plugin name.


Ricardo SIGNES <>


This software is copyright (c) 2021 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.