Pod::Elemental - work with nestable Pod elements
my $document = Pod::Elemental->read_file('lib/Pod/Elemental.pm');
print $document->as_debug_string, "\n"; # quick overview of doc structure
print $document->as_pod_string, "\n"; # reproduce the document in Pod
Pod::Elemental is a system for treating a Pod (plain old documentation) documents as trees of elements. This model may be familiar from many other document systems, especially the HTML DOM. Pod::Elemental's document object model is much less sophisticated than the HTML DOM, but still makes a lot of document transformations easy.
In general, you'll want to read in a Pod document and then perform a number of prepackaged transformations on it. The most common of these will be the Pod5 transformation, which assumes that the basic meaning of Pod commands described in the Perl 5 documentation hold: =begin, =end, and =for commands mark regions of the document, leading whitespace marks a verbatim paragraph, and so on. The Pod5 transformer also eliminates the need to track elements representing vertical whitespace.
The event reader (by default a new instance of Pod::Eventual::Simple is used to convert input into an event stream. In general, it should provide read_* methods that behave like Pod::Eventual::Simple.
The objectifier (by default a new Pod::Elemental::Objectifier) must provide an objectify_events method that converts Pod events into Pod::Elemental::Element objects.
This is the class for documents created by reading pod.
These methods read the given input and return a Pod::Elemental::Document.
Ricardo SIGNES <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Christian Walde <email@example.com>
Justin Cook <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Karen Etheridge <email@example.com>
Philippe Bruhat (BooK) <firstname.lastname@example.org>
This software is copyright (c) 2020 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.
To install Pod::Elemental, copy and paste the appropriate command in to your terminal.
perl -MCPAN -e shell
For more information on module installation, please visit the detailed CPAN module installation guide.