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Dan Book
May 11, 2018 23:01
Re: =item * foo bar
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On Tue, May 8, 2018 at 11:32 PM, Karl Williamson <>

> There is code in Pod::Simple that "tolerates" (meaning accepts as a bullet
> item) this pod line that would normally be illegal by perlpodspec.
> I wonder if anyone is around who remembers why this was added.  I didn't
> see details in an internet search

I don't think it's illegal by perlpodspec. perlpodspec allows "=item
[text]" where text is not a * followed by spaces, but it doesn't say
anything about * followed by spaces and then other words.

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