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podlators 4.10 released

Russ Allbery
December 25, 2017 19:36
podlators 4.10 released
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This release has a relatively large formatting change for Pod::Man:
function and man page references are now rendered in bold instead of
italic.  I had originally used italic because the style was based on
Solaris man pages, but Solaris is pretty niche these days and other
standards (particularly the Linux man page style) says to use bold.

The other changes are warning cleanups.


has entered CPAN as

  file: $CPAN/authors/id/R/RR/RRA/podlators-4.10.tar.gz
  size: 129861 bytes
   md5: 27ba8bc8fd319f9d804f7f26ec738b23
  sha1: bc003c484bdb907975c2699b2beab601fc6324af

Changes since the previous release:

    [Pod::Man] Change man page references and function names to bold
    instead of italic, following the current Linux man page standard.  The
    previous formatting was taken from Solaris, and it seems safe to say
    that the Linux man page formatting conventions are now much more
    widely followed than Solaris's.  Patch from Guillem Jover.

    [Pod::Man] Revert the .IX handling code to the earlier version from
    Bjarni Ingi Gislason but add the trailing backslashes that should
    hopefully avoid blank page issues on HP-UX.  This fixes a warning
    regression when man is run with warnings enabled.  (Debian Bug#847972)

    [Pod::Man] Wrap the output file descriptor in a glob before passing it
    to PerlIO::get_layers so that the layer check works properly.
    Previously, this code would throw a warning if given a scalar not
    wrapped in a glob and not detect layers properly.  Patch from Zefram.

    Produce a proper diagnostic when given empty input on standard input
    with no other arguments to pod2man or pod2text.  Reported by Guillem

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