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podlators 1.10 released

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Russ Allbery
July 10, 2001 04:59
podlators 1.10 released
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Lots of bug fixes.

This includes the heuristics to avoid overquoting the contents of C<>
sequences.  They may still need some tuning; please try them out and give
me feedback if you think they do the wrong thing.

This release should also hopefully finally kill the problem of quotes in
=item text being doubled with some versions of nroff, and with C<> text in
headers messing up the bold font of the rest of the header (at least under
nroff; it may still be broken with troff).

Finally, the new COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE section is included in all modules
and is mentioned in the pod2man manual page.


has entered CPAN as

  file: $CPAN/authors/id/R/RR/RRA/podlators-1.10.tar.gz
  size: 47664 bytes
   md5: 991e5dfdada058f23bf8130100a54f69

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Changes from previous release:

2001-07-10  Russ Allbery  <>

	* VERSION: podlators 1.10 released.

	* scripts/pod2man.PL: Added a description of the COPYRIGHT AND
	LICENSE section, add a mention of a mailing list in SEE ALSO, and
	mention that large logs are better kept separate from HISTORY in
	the description of a standard manual page.  Added a COPYRIGHT AND
	LICENSE section for pod2man.
	* scripts/pod2text.PL: Added a COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE section to
	the documentation.

	* lib/Pod/ Likewise.

	* lib/Pod/Text/ Added a COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE section to
	the documentation.
	* lib/Pod/Text/ Likewise.
	* lib/Pod/Text/ Likewise.

	* lib/Pod/ (seq_c): Add heuristics to decide whether or not
	to quote the argument of C<>.

	* lib/Pod/ (switchquotes): Remove font changes for nroff to
	work around a bug in the Solaris 2.6 version of nroff's handling
	of \fP in headings.  No longer add an extra level of quoting for
	=item; it isn't necessary.

	* lib/Pod/ (sequence): Call quote_literal to handle C<>.
	(quote_literal): New function, handling the decision of whether or
	not to put quotes around the argument of C<>.

	* lib/Pod/ Added a LICENSE section to the documentation.
	* lib/Pod/ Likewise.

	* lib/Pod/ (guesswork): Remove the logic turning PI into a
	pretty pi character; it produces too many false positives.

	* lib/Pod/ Removed the definition .Ip from the preamble.
	Removed .bd B 3 from the preamble; this isn't part of the accent
	mark definitions but instead changes the way bolding is done,
	confusing some other translators.
	(cmd_item): Emit .IP instead of .Ip.

Russ Allbery (             <>

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