Pod::Simple::Methody -- turn Pod::Simple events into method calls
...and start_/end_ methods for whatever other events you want to catch.
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.
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.
Copyright (c) 2002 Sean M. Burke. All rights reserved.
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.
Sean M. Burke