podlators 2.5.2

This is a bug-fix release to my POD translator package, which contains Pod::Man and Pod::Text and is used by Perl core to format POD documentation. This is not, alas, the long-awaited overhaul of UTF-8 handling; that's still coming at some point in the future.

The primary changes in this release are various performance patches from Dagfinn Ilmari Mannsåker from work on profiling all the Perl core modules. I learned from merging those packages that reversing a long string can make regex replacement operations on the tail faster, even with the time required to reverse the string twice. I'm surprised.

This release also wraps the Pod::Simple parse_lines and parse_string_document to set the default output to STDOUT, similar to what was already done with parse_file, since some of the one-liners that people were testing would have produced confusing error messages without this. It fixes handling of POD documents with error sections and no other content, thanks to a bug report by Andreas Koenig. And it fixes typos and other documentation issues, thanks to Andreas, David Steinbrunner, and Brian Gottreu.

You can get the latest release from the podlators distribution page.

Posted: 2013-09-22 16:04 — Why no comments?

Last modified and spun 2013-09-22