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Pod::Advent
POD Formatter for The Perl Advent Calendar

Pod::Advent - POD Formatter for The Perl Advent Calendar



NAME

Pod::Advent - POD Formatter for The Perl Advent Calendar


VERSION

Version 0.04


SYNOPSIS


  use Pod::Advent;

  my $pod = shift @ARGV or die "need pod filename";

  my $advent = Pod::Advent->new;

  $advent->parse_file( \*STDIN );

Example POD:


  =for advent_year 2007

  =for advent_day 32

  =for advent_title This is a sample

  =for advent_author Your Name Here

  Today's module M<My::Example> is featured on

  the A<http://example.com|Example Place> web site

  and is I<very> B<special>.

  =sourcedcode example.pl


DESCRIPTION

This module provides a POD formatter that is designed to facilitate the create of submissions for The Perl Advent Calendar (http://perladvent.pm.org) by providing authors with simple markup that will be automatically transformed to full-fill the specific formatting guidelines. This makes it easier for authors to provide calendar-ready submissions, and for the editors to save lots of time in editting submissions.

For example, 'file-, module and program names should be wrapped in <tt>,' and 'the code sample should be appended to the document from the results of a perltidy -nnn -html'. Both of these can be trivially accomplished:


  This entry is for M<Foo::Bar> and the F<script.pl> program.

  =sourcedcode mod0.pl

The meta-data of title, date (year & day), and author is now easy to specify as well, and is used to automatically generate the full HTML header (including style) that the calendar entries require before being posted.

See ex/sample.pod.txt and ex/sample.html in the distribution for a fuller example.


SUPPORTED POD

Custom Codes

A<>

This is because POD doesn't support the case of L<http://example.com|Example>, so we introduce this A<> code for that exact purpose -- to generate <a href=``URL''>TEXT</a> hyperlinks.


  A<http://perladvent.pm.org|The Perl Advent Calendar>

  A<http://perladvent.pm.org>;

M<>

This is intended for module names. The first instance, it will <tt> it and hyperlink it to a http://search.cpan.org/search?module= url. All following instances will just <tt> it. Being just for module searches, any other searches can simply use the A<> code instead.


  M<Pod::Simple>

  A<http://search.cpan.org/search?query=Pod::Simple::Subclassing|Pod::Simple::Subclassing>

  A<http://search.cpan.org/search?dist=TimeDate|TimeDate>

N<>

Insert a superscript footnote reference. It will link to a #N anchor.


  In this entry we talk about XYZ.N<3>

  ...

  <a name="3"></a>3.

  Some footnote about XYZ.

Custom Directives

sourcedcode

Custom Info Targets

advent_title

Specify the title of the submission.


  =for advent_title Your Entry Title

advent_author

Specify the author of the submission.


  =for advent_author Your Name Here

advent_year

Specify the year of the submission (defaults to current year).


  =for advent_year 2007

advent_day

Specify the day of the submission (if currently known).


  =for advent_day 99

Custom Block Targets

code

Display a code snippet (sends it through Perl::Tidy).


  =begin code

  my $foo = Bar->new();

  $foo->do_it;

  =end code

codeNNN

Same as the code manpage, but with line numbers.


  =begin codeNNN

  my $foo = Bar->new();

  $foo->do_it;

  =end codeNNN

pre

Display a snippet (e.g. data, output, etc) as <PRE>-formatted text (does not use Perl::Tidy).


  =begin pre

  x,y,z

  1,2,3

  2,4,9

  3,8,27

  =end pre

quote

Processes POD and wraps it in a <BLOCKQUOTE> section.


  =begin quote

  "Ho-Ho-Ho!"

    -- S.C.

  =end quote

eds

Currently behaves exactly the same as the quote manpage.


  =begin eds

  The editors requested

  this directive.

    -- the management

  =end eds

Standard Codes

L<>

Normal behavior.

F<>

Normal behavior. Uses <tt>

C<>

Uses <tt>. Sends text through Perl::Tidy.

I<>

Normal behavior: uses <I>

B<>

Normal behavior: uses <B>

Standard Directives

headN

Expected behavior (N=1..4): uses <headN>


TODO

create test suite

create test for bin/pod2advent

create test for output_fh not being set

test w/more complicated perl samples, for differences in Perl::Tidy versions.

include sample.pod and sample.html

code refactoring (package var usage; also maybe make code/directive behavior based on a config data structure)

footnotes

over/item

optional stylesheet

supported pod docs

docs re: html passing through

spell check support -- probably on the POD, as opposed to generated html

specify 5.6.1 as min perl ... https://rt.cpan.org/Public/Bug/Display.html?id=28374

check html output for validity

try w/other Pod::Simple output options .. e.g. to scalar to file or handle. (i.e. not always just plain 'print')


METHODS

See the Pod::Simple manpage for all of the inherited methods. Also see the Pod::Simple::Subclassing manpage for more information.

new

Constructor. See the Pod::Simple manpage.


INTERNAL METHODS

add

Appends text to the output buffer.

nl

Appends a newline onto the output buffer.

_handle_element_start

Overload of method to process start of an element.

_handle_element_end

Overload of method to process end of an element.

_handle_text

Overload of method to process handling of text.


AUTHOR

David Westbrook, <dwestbrook at gmail.com>


BUGS

Please report any bugs or feature requests to bug-pod-advent at rt.cpan.org, or through the web interface at http://rt.cpan.org/NoAuth/ReportBug.html. I will be notified, and then you'll automatically be notified of progress on your bug as I make changes.


SUPPORT

You can find documentation for this module with the perldoc command.


    perldoc Pod::Advent

You can also look for information at:


SEE ALSO


ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

The maintainers of The Perl Advent Calendar at http://perladvent.pm.org.

The 2007 editors, Bill Ticker & Jerrad Pierce, for reviewing and providing feedback on this concept.


COPYRIGHT & LICENSE

Copyright 2007 David Westbrook, all rights reserved.

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.

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