podlators 4.10

podlators is the source for Pod::Man and Pod::Text, which convert POD documentation to man pages and text documents.

This version includes a fairly significant formatting change for Pod::Man: man page links and function names (including auto-discovered function names) are now bold instead of italic.

I originally chose italics for both because that was the convention on Solaris, but Solaris is mostly dead at this point. Meanwhile, the Linux man page conventions say to use bold for function and man page references, and the mandoc .Fn macro uses bold. (.Xr appears to use normal type for references to other man pages, but I think some formatting is warranted.) I suspect there may be some grumbling about this change, but it brings the output of Pod::Man in line with other common conventions. Thank sgo Guillem Jover for writing the patch.

Also in this release are three warning fixes, including yet another attempt to get .IX handling correct. Thanks to Bjarni Ingi Gislason, Zefram, and Guillem Jover.

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

Posted: 2017-12-25 11:13 — Why no comments?

Last modified and spun 2017-12-27