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Pod::Weaver - weave together a Pod document from an outline


version 3.100710


  my $weaver = Pod::Weaver->new_with_default_config;

  my $document = $weaver->weave_document({
    pod_document => $pod_elemental_document,
    ppi_document => $ppi_document,

    license  => $software_license,
    version  => $version_string,
    authors  => \@author_names,


Pod::Weaver is a system for building Pod documents from templates. It doesn't perform simple text substitution, but instead builds a Pod::Elemental::Document. Its plugins sketch out a series of sections that will be produced based on an existing Pod document or other provided information.



This attribute stores the logger, which must provide a log method. The weaver's log method delegates to the logger's log method.


This attribute is an arrayref of objects that can perform the Pod::Weaver::Role::Plugin role. In general, its contents are found through the "plugins_with" method.



  my $plugins_array_ref = $weaver->plugins_with('-Section');

This method will return an arrayref of plugins that perform the given role, in the order of their registration. If the role name begins with a hyphen, the method will prepend Pod::Weaver::Role::.


  my $document = $weaver->weave_document(\%input);

This is the most important method in Pod::Weaver. Given a set of input parameters, it will weave a new document. Different section plugins will expect different input parameters to be present, but some common ones include:

  pod_document - a Pod::Elemental::Document for the original Pod document
  ppi_document - a PPI document for the source of the module being documented
  license      - a Software::License object for the source module's license
  version      - a version (string) to use in produced documentation

The pod_document should have gone through a Pod5 transformer, and should probably have had its =head1 elements nested.

The method will return a new Pod::Elemental::Document. The input documents may be destructively altered during the weaving process. If they should be untouched, pass in copies.


This method returns a new Pod::Weaver with a stock configuration by using only Pod::Weaver::PluginBundle::Default.


  Ricardo SIGNES <>


This software is copyright (c) 2010 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.