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December 24, 2004 02:31
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Hi there,

Over a year and a half ago, I wrote "POD in 5 minutes". There was no POD
tutorial, and people had said that perlpod was a bit overwhelming for a
POD-newbie. This tutorial has already helped a lot of people move from
text or HTML files to POD.

I first posted it to Perl Monks 2003-04-23, at
<>, after publishing it at my own
site at <> and having let #perlhelp and #perl
people read it and suggest ways to make it better.

In <>, I asked the people at Perl
Monks how they feel about including the document in the perl
distribution as perlpodtut. Reactions were positive.

Recently, I changed some things according to Sean Burke's suggestions
and today I have finally podified it. (The document, although it is
about POD, was not written in POD initially.)

So as my 2004 christmas present*, I humbly submit to you, for
inclusion in the standard distribution of perl: perlpodtut.pod

This version is the one you see at <>, but in
POD. The PM one is outdated.

Regards and for those who celebrate: merry Christmas!


* perlcheat originally was a christmas present in 2002 :)

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