[Pdx-pm] February Meeting - Documenting Perl and Alternatives to POD

Ingy dot Net ingy at ingy.net
Fri Feb 6 18:06:53 PST 2015

Please have a look at Swim: https://metacpan.org/pod/Swim

I have converted the Pod of all my more important CPAN dists (80+) to it.
(Swim in the GitHub repo becomes Pod on CPAN). I also use it to doc my Bash
projects like:

   - https://github.com/ingydotnet/git-hub#readme
   - https://github.com/ingydotnet/git-subrepo#readme
   - https://github.com/ingydotnet/test-more-bash#readme
   - https://github.com/ingydotnet/json-bash/#readme

It is meant to be a superset of Pod and Markdown and others, while having a
syntax nicer than all of them. It generates perfect Pod (which is a
wonderful markup (if you don't have to write it by hand)).

Cheers, Ingy

On Fri, Feb 6, 2015 at 5:29 PM, Anthony Johnson <aj at ohess.org> wrote:

> Hey all!
> It’s that time again! We’ll be meeting next week, Feb 12th. It seemed
> support for a downtown meetup was relatively high, if there is no
> objection, we’ll just host at the same venue as last month (PIE on NW 12th
> and Davis). Definitely send your feedback my way if you have any, we don’t
> want to exclude anyone.
> So it’s not that we don’t like POD, but...
> Stefan and I will be discussing some new alternatives to POD that we’ve
> both been working on. Stefan has been working on parsing Markdown[1]
> formatted documentation out of Perl source. I’ve been working on an
> extension to the Sphinx documentation engine[2] to support writing rST[3]
> formatted documentation in Perl source. Both attempts are in their infancy,
> so we’ll be looking for feedback and suggestions.
> If anyone else would like to join in, or if someone wants to defend lowly
> ol’ POD, you’re welcome to join in as well.
> More info: http://calagator.org/events/1250467805
> See you all then,
> Anthony
> [1]: http://daringfireball.net/projects/markdown/syntax
> [2]: http://sphinx-doc.org
> [3]: http://docutils.sourceforge.net/rst.html
> --
> Anthony Johnson
> aj at ohess.org
> @agjhnsn
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