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Michiel Beijen
November 15, 2021 20:39
Re: Pre-RFC: markdown in pod
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On Mon, Nov 15, 2021 at 4:43 PM Paul "LeoNerd" Evans <>

> On Mon, 15 Nov 2021 15:45:15 +0100
> Tomasz Konojacki <> wrote:
> > I think we should fix POD instead. There are two big problems with it:
> > the lack of images and the lack of tables. Both are fixable. I will
> > probably submit pre-RFCs soon.
> Please do :) Tables and images would be a great addition IMHO.

I  would like to point out that you're not the first one to try get this
done, there is much prior art.
See for instance

It would be great if POD gets this feature though! (or tables)

Also I would like to take the opportunity to mention that Markdown is more
or less a Perl success story as the first implementation was,
written by John Gruber.
And the argument of '40 years of POD history' -- that is great & true, but
there are a _lot_ more people today who write Markdown than there have ever
been writing POD.
Markdown _is_ kind of sucky in that it's not standardized and CommonMark
misses tables though!!

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