Wednesday September 03, 2003
Pod::Simple::HTML vs Pod::Parser + Pod::HTML_Elements
Several people in the past have asked me what code was used to render POD on search.cpan.org
. My response has always been "A hacked version of Pod::HTML_Elements"
Then Sean wrote the Pod::Simple modules and my response became "A hacked version of Pod::HTML_Elements, but use Pod::Simple".
Today I finally changed search over to using Pod::Simple::HTML, with a few modifications, which has resulted in a speedup of more than 5x in rendering POD pages. The changes I made have been sent to Sean and will hopefully be in the next release.