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Wednesday September 17, 2008
09:59 PM

Google Wiki - POD converter

[ #37476 ]

Some of my pure POD documentation is wildly out of date. Test::Tutorial, Test::FAQ, ExtUtils::MakeMaker::Tutorial and ExtUtils::MakeMaker::FAQ. This sort of pure user level documentation is something that could be very easily done by a lot of people a little at a time. Perfect for a wiki!

And I've tried to wikify the before, but they seem to just get lost. I've used PodWiki in the past, but then I have to manually copy stuff into the repository and I forget. To do that. I toyed with the idea of making PodWiki automatically commit to an SVN repo (which wouldn't be too hard).

Test::More is now on Google Code. One of the interesting things they do is store the wiki in the SVN repo. Hmm.

What if I had a way to convert from Google Code wiki markup to POD? Then I could let people work on the documentation in the wiki and just convert that into POD for distribution! Soooo... who wants to write the converter?

UPDATE: fayland does! Pod::From::GoogleWiki.

(Alas, Google Code does not allow non-project members to edit a project's wiki, something I would like to see fixed).

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  • I want to write one if u don't mind. :) what's the rules? what's the module name suggested? any sample wiki and related sample POD? Thanks.
    • Rules? First release wins!

      Suggested name? Pod::From::GoogleWiki? Google::Wiki::To::Pod?

      You might be able to simply abuse Pod::WikiDoc [cpan.org] by
      writing a new Pod::WikiDoc::Parser grammar for Google Code. Then I
      can just wrap the wiki page in "=begin/end wikidoc" around it and run
      it through Pod::Wikidoc to do the conversion.

      Alternatively, Convert::Wiki [cpan.org]
      might be adaptable.

      Or you can just do some quick hacky thing. I don't think it will take
      much work.

      The wiki in question is here [google.com]. The wiki
      syntax is here [google.com].
      Realistical