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Michael G Schwern
March 23, 2008 12:40
Re: pod wiki?
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Reini Urban wrote:
> To Schwern about
> It's nice to have a state-of-the-art wysiwyg wiki, but I'd vastly prefer 
> a pod wiki. Isn't this possible?

Yes.  Information about it is on the wiki. :P

But rather than convert the whole wiki into POD, which isn't necessary the 
greatest general-purpose wiki language...

> E.g. I try to create a F<perloptreeguts.pod> for core without the usual 
> patches submission and review, just online community interaction. We'll 
> see, just an attempt.
> At first I had to convert it from pod to the social text wiki syntax 
> (Thanks Aristotle btw.), and now when I try to get to the real guts
> I have to convert it back from social text to pod. This drives me
> crazy.

One of the reasons I picked SocialText, aside from it being the easiest to 
install, [1] is that it's written in Perl, is (now) Open Source and can be 

We haven't taken advantage of that much yet.  Well, seems like this is a 
perfect opportunity.  It is possible to write a syntax plugin that formats POD 
into an HTML snippet.  Here's an example of how it's done.

If someone would write one up we'll install it.  Syntax can be as simple as:

...your pod here...

POD goes in, HTML comes out.

[1]  From my perspective anyway: "Kirsten, give me a wiki!"

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