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Locale::Po4a::Pod - convert POD data from/to PO files

use Locale::Po4a::Pod;
my $parser = Locale::Po4a::Pod->new();
# Read POD from STDIN and write to STDOUT.
$parser->parse_from_filehandle;
# Read POD from file.pod and write to file.txt.
$parser->parse_from_file ('file.pod', 'file.txt');

Locale::Po4a::Pod is a module to help the translation of documentation in the POD format (the preferred language for documenting Perl) into other [human] languages.

I think that this module is rock stable, and there is only one known bug with /usr/lib/perl5/Tk/MainWindow.pod (and some other pages, see below) which contains:

C<" #n">

Lack of luck, in the po4a version, this was split on the space by the wrapping. As result, in the original version, the man page contains:

" #n"

and mine contains:

"" #n""

which is logic since C<foobar> is rewritten "foobar".

Complete list of pages having this problem on my box (from 564 pages; note that it depends on the chosen wrapping column):

/usr/lib/perl5/Tk/MainWindow.pod
/usr/share/perl/5.8.0/overload.pod
/usr/share/perl/5.8.0/pod/perlapi.pod
/usr/share/perl/5.8.0/pod/perldelta.pod
/usr/share/perl/5.8.0/pod/perlfaq5.pod
/usr/share/perl/5.8.0/pod/perlpod.pod
/usr/share/perl/5.8.0/pod/perlre.pod
/usr/share/perl/5.8.0/pod/perlretut.pod

As a derived class from Pod::Parser, Locale::Po4a::Pod supports the same methods and interfaces. See Pod::Parser for all the details; briefly, one creates a new parser with "Locale::Po4a::Pod->new()" and then calls either parse_from_filehandle() or parse_from_file().

Pod::Parser, Locale::Po4a::Man(3pm), Locale::Po4a::TransTractor(3pm), po4a(7)

Denis Barbier <barbier@linuxfr.org>
Martin Quinson (mquinson#debian.org)

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2024-06-08 perl v5.38.2