[Wellington-pm] POD: start new line here
sam at vilain.net
Tue Jun 20 13:43:35 PDT 2006
Ewen McNeill wrote:
> Is there a way to tell a POD formatter to start a new line at some point
> in a paragraph? Something equivilent to <br> in HTML. I can't
> obviously see anything in the perlpod documentation, but I thought I'd
> ask in case someone else knew.
> I'm aware that I can indent the paragraph by a space to have it
> unformatted but, well, that results in it being indented a space (eg, in
> the perldoc output to a terminal with a fixed width font). Which looks
> a little odd for a two-line paragraph all by itself. Or I could leave
> a blank line between the relevant two lines but that's also a little
> undesirable for this usage (but is what I'm doing for now).
> Assume for the purposes of discussion that the relevant lines are
> sufficiently short that they'll fit on a line by themselves in most POD
> output formats.
There's three things you need to know about POD. First, it's Plain.
Second, it's OLD! Third, she is a woman! I mean, third, it's for writing
NB if you haven't seen “Blackadder I” you probably won't get that ;-)
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