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Re: pod wiki?
From: Reini Urban
March 23, 2008 13:16
Re: pod wiki?
Message ID: 47E6BA95.email@example.com
Michael G Schwern schrieb:
> Reini Urban wrote:
>> To Schwern about http://www.perlfoundation.org/perl5/
>> 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...
Well. I'm used to just pod, and it looks nice after pod2html.
>> 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
> One of the reasons I picked SocialText, aside from it being the easiest
> to install,  is that it's written in Perl, is (now) Open Source and
> can be customized.
> 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
> ...your pod here...
> POD goes in, HTML comes out.
I will see if I have enough time. The motivation is strong enough.