Exercises, examples and other material relating to training module P306. This topic is presented on public course Perl for Larger Projects
A file that contains a Perl program or a Perl module should also contain comments to help the maintainer in the future. It can also contain POD directives, which provide documentation for the user, either a user manual (for a program), or a description of the API provided (for a module).
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Perl's POD (Plain Old Documentation) system provides the programmer with the ability to add user documentation into his programs - allowing a single source file to include:
* The program itself
* Comments for future programmers who read the source
* Documentation for the user
Convertors such as pod2html ...
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For many programmers, documenting their code is a chore, yet every piece of code that's going to be (re)used needs both instructions for the user, and adequate explanation of techniques for the code maintainer. The need for BOTH of these forms of support documentation is often overlooked by the newcomer, ...
Examples from our training material
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|pod1.html|| Example of HTML generated from POD|
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Special formatting directives.
Including POD within programs and modules.
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