Perl6::Perldoc - Use Perl 6 documentation in a Perl 5 program
This document describes Perl6::Perldoc version 0.000011
use Perl6::Perldoc; =comment Now you can use Perl 6 style documentation =for DATA Including Perl 6 style DATA sections print <DATA>; =for DATA Of which there can be more than one
This module preprocesses your code from the point at which the module is first used, stripping out any Perl 6 documentation (as specified in Synopsis 26).
This means that, so long as your program starts with:
you can document it using the new Pod mark-up notation and it will still run correctly under the Perl 5 interpreter.
In addition, the module detects any
=DATA sections in the stripped documentation and makes them available to your program in three ways:
=DATAblock) in the
use the module and it takes care of everything.
Can't set up *DATA handle (%s)
The filter found at least one
=DATA block, but was unable to create a
*DATA filehandle in the caller's namespace (for the reason specified in the parens).
Perl6::Perldoc requires no configuration files or environment variables.
version module and the standard module
Unlike Perl 6 itself:
=DATAblocks. This is to avoid the unacceptably slow compilation speed that would result from attempting to fully parse the entire embedded Pod markup and then construct an internal representation of it.
=DATAblocks appear in the global variables
@DATA, and the global
*DATAfilehandle, rather than in a special
$?DATAobject. These variables and filehandle are accessible from
mainand in every other package that is explicitly declared in the file.
use utf8in your source (on some systems).
No bugs have been reported.
Please report any bugs or feature requests to
firstname.lastname@example.org, or through the web interface at http://rt.cpan.org.
The module itself had to be documented in Perl 5 POD
Copyright (c) 2007, Damian Conway
<DCONWAY@CPAN.org>. All rights reserved.
This module is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself. See perlartistic.
This module will attempt to track any future changes to the Perl 6 specification. Hence its features and the Pod syntax it recognizes may change in future releases.
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