NAME

Pod::Simple::JustPod -- just the Pod, the whole Pod, and nothing but the Pod

SYNOPSIS

 my $infile  = "mixed_code_and_pod.pm";
 my $outfile = "just_the_pod.pod";
 open my $fh, ">$outfile" or die "Can't write to $outfile: $!";

 my $parser = Pod::Simple::JustPod->new();
 $parser->output_fh($fh);
 $parser->parse_file($infile);
 close $fh or die "Can't close $outfile: $!";

DESCRIPTION

This class returns a copy of its input, translated into Perl's internal encoding (UTF-8), and with all the non-Pod lines removed.

This is a subclass of Pod::Simple::Methody and inherits all its methods. And since, that in turn is a subclass of Pod::Simple, you can use any of its methods. This means you can output to a string instead of a file, or you can parse from an array.

This class strives to return the Pod lines of the input completely unchanged, except for any necessary translation into Perl's internal encoding, and it makes no effort to return trailing spaces on lines; these likely will be stripped. If the input pod is well-formed with no warnings nor errors generated, the extracted pod should generate the same documentation when formatted by a Pod formatter as the original file does.

By default, warnings are output to STDERR

SEE ALSO

Pod::Simple, Pod::Simple::Methody

SUPPORT

Questions or discussion about POD and Pod::Simple should be sent to the mailto:pod-people@perl.org mail list. Send an empty email to mailto:pod-people-subscribe@perl.org to subscribe.

This module is managed in an open GitHub repository, https://github.com/theory/pod-simple/. Feel free to fork and contribute, or to clone git://github.com/theory/pod-simple.git and send patches!

Patches against Pod::Simple are welcome. Please send bug reports to mailto:<bug-pod-simple@rt.cpan.org.

COPYRIGHT AND DISCLAIMERS

Copyright (c) 2002 Sean M. Burke.

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

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but without any warranty; without even the implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

AUTHOR

Pod::Simple was created by Sean M. Burke <sburke@cpan.org>. But don't bother him, he's retired.

Pod::Simple is maintained by:

  • Allison Randal allison@perl.org

  • Hans Dieter Pearcey hdp@cpan.org

  • David E. Wheeler dwheeler@cpan.org

Pod::Simple::JustPod was developed by John SJ Anderson genehack@genehack.org, with contributions from Karl Williamson khw@cpan.org.