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Russ Allbery
December 25, 2022 18:06
podlators 5.01 released
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I'm pleased to announce release 5.01 of podlators.

podlators contains Pod::Man and Pod::Text modules which convert POD input
to *roff source output, suitable for man pages, or plain text.  It also
includes several subclasses of Pod::Text for formatted output to terminals
with various capabilities.  It is the source package for the Pod::Man and
Pod::Text modules included with Perl.

Changes from previous release:

 - Guesswork (formatting rules based on heuristics intended for Perl
   documentation) can now be disabled or selectively enabled in Pod::Text
   with the guesswork option (--guesswork to pod2text).  This is similar
   to the support added to Pod::Man in 5.00, except there is only one type
   of guesswork currently (quoting).

 - Pod::Text suppresses quote marks around some additional cases of Perl
   code in C<> where the intent had been to suppress the quotes but there
   were various bugs in the matching regular expressions.  This primarily
   affects function and method calls.

 - Fix an escaping issue in Pod::Man with complex lquote, rquote, and
   quotes options containing double quotes that caused some double quotes
   to be incorrectly duplicated.

 - Pod::Man now avoids quoting macro arguments when this is unnecessary.

 - Depend on Pod::Simple 3.26 or later, since Pod::Text now calls its
   encoding() method.

You can download it from CPAN or:


This package is maintained using Git; see the instructions on the above
page to access the Git repository.

Please let me know of any problems or feature requests not already listed
in the TODO file.

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