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Manual Reference Pages  -  POD::SIMPLE::METHODY (3)

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NAME

Pod::Simple::Methody -- turn Pod::Simple events into method calls

CONTENTS

SYNOPSIS



 require 5;
 use strict;
 package SomePodFormatter;
 use base qw(Pod::Simple::Methody);

 sub handle_text {
   my($self, $text) = @_;
   ...
 }

 sub start_head1 {
   my($self, $attrs) = @_;
   ...
 }
 sub end_head1 {
   my($self) = @_;
   ...
 }



...and start_/end_ methods for whatever other events you want to catch.

DESCRIPTION

This class is of interest to people writing Pod formatters based on Pod::Simple.

This class (which is very small — read the source) overrides Pod::Simple’s _handle_element_start, _handle_text, and _handle_element_end methods so that parser events are turned into method calls. (Otherwise, this is a subclass of Pod::Simple and inherits all its methods.)

You can use this class as the base class for a Pod formatter/processor.

METHOD CALLING

When Pod::Simple sees a =head1 Hi there, for example, it basically does this:



  $parser->_handle_element_start( "head1", \%attributes );
  $parser->_handle_text( "Hi there" );
  $parser->_handle_element_end( "head1" );



But if you subclass Pod::Simple::Methody, it will instead do this when it sees a =head1 Hi there:



  $parser->start_head1( \%attributes ) if $parser->can(start_head1);
  $parser->handle_text( "Hi there" )   if $parser->can(handle_text);
  $parser->end_head1()                 if $parser->can(end_head1);



If Pod::Simple sends an event where the element name has a dash, period, or colon, the corresponding method name will have a underscore in its place. For example, foo.bar:baz becomes start_foo_bar_baz and end_foo_bar_baz.

See the source for Pod::Simple::Text for an example of using this class.

SEE ALSO

Pod::Simple, Pod::Simple::Subclassing

SUPPORT

Questions or discussion about POD and Pod::Simple should be sent to the pod-people@perl.org mail list. Send an empty email to pod-people-subscribe@perl.org to subscribe.

This module is managed in an open GitHub repository, <https://github.com/theory/pod-simple/>. Feel free to fork and contribute, or to clone <git://github.com/theory/pod-simple.git> and send patches!

Patches against Pod::Simple are welcome. Please send bug reports to <bug-pod-simple@rt.cpan.org>.

COPYRIGHT AND DISCLAIMERS

Copyright (c) 2002 Sean M. Burke.

This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but without any warranty; without even the implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

AUTHOR

Pod::Simple was created by Sean M. Burke <sburke@cpan.org>. But don’t bother him, he’s retired.

Pod::Simple is maintained by:
o Allison Randal allison@perl.org
o Hans Dieter Pearcey hdp@cpan.org
o David E. Wheeler dwheeler@cpan.org

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