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).
Related technical and longer articlesPOD (Plain Ole Documentation) - how to check it
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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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Examples from our training material
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Topics covered in this module
Special formatting directives.
Including POD within programs and modules.
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