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Tom Molesworth via perl5-porters
November 16, 2021 02:52
Re: Pre-RFC: tables in Pod
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On Tue, 16 Nov 2021 at 09:42, Tomasz Konojacki <> wrote:

> Tables are one of the most frequently requested features for Pod.

+1 on having tables in POD in general.

The following is an observation, rather than a negative vote:

This proposal is inconsistent with the paragraph nature of POD - we end up
with "rectangular POD", where paragraph formatting directives are embedded
within visual sections of the markup rather than starting at the beginning
of each line:

| B<Header 1>                   | B<Header 2>
|=over 4                        |
|                               |
|=item * C<$x> - is a variable  |=for html <img src="">  |
|                               |
|=back                          |

As such, I think it'll be a mess - for authors and toolchain
implementations alike - and we'll end up  wishing we'd stuck with markdown.

A paragraph-based table definition would be tedious to write and hard to
visualise, but would be more in the spirit of the existing POD definition.

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