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Re: [perl #121993] Inconsistency over "=encoding" requirement forLatin-1

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Karl Williamson
December 31, 2014 04:59
Re: [perl #121993] Inconsistency over "=encoding" requirement forLatin-1
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On 05/31/2014 10:50 AM, Frédéric Brière wrote:
> On Fri, May 30, 2014 at 08:29:57PM -0700, (Andreas J. Koenig) via RT wrote:
>> Interesting links about the topic in rejected ticket
> Thanks, this didn't come up in my initial search.
> I must admit to being a bit more confused after reading those tickets
> and messages than before.  If I understand correctly, this is meant to
> be a warning, but due to limitations in Pod::Simple, the difference
> between warnings and errors is rather moot, and this "warning" will
> therefore show up under "POD ERRORS", make Test::Pod fail, etc.
> If this is correct, then my two gripes would be:
>   - perlpod(1) should make it clear that the lack of =encoding for
>     anything other than ASCII is, if not forbidden, at least strongly
>     discouraged.

I have now added text to blead to indicate that there is a risk if you 
have non-ASCII without an =encoding.  Commit

If you think more is needed, let me know
>   - Pod::Check should be aware of this and report it -- if not as an
>     error, then at least as a warning.  (Although if Pod::Parser is
>     indeed to be replaced with Pod::Simple, I guess this issue will
>     resolve itself automatically.)


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