|Keep It Simple, Stupid|
Re^2: Coming up with good examples in PODby Lady_Aleena (Curate)
|on Jul 28, 2020 at 06:01 UTC||Need Help??|
I may be missing something, but how is POD not for breaking down the implementations of a module and using it successfully? When I go to read how to use a module I have not seen before, I read the documentation of it. I have never looked at a module's unit tests to figure out how to use any module. I also do not look at the code searching for comments on usage either. Most of the time when I use a module, I do not even look at its code. (The few times I have looked at modules' code, I could not understand it, even metaphorically standing on my head.)
One of my bigger problems using modules is that some make me play guessing games on how to use them. I have walked away from several modules because the documentation was lacking in examples of usage, or only showed the most common usages and ignored anything fringe. If I have to play guessing games when trying to use a module, I quit trying usually and roll my own code to get what I want.
So, when I write the documentation for my modules, I want to come up with all the usages I can imagine and note them so users can see the full capabilities of what my modules can do. I do not want potential users to play guessing games on how to use what I wrote. I also do not want potential users to have to go on a treasure hunt (looking at the code and tests), to see how to use the module either.
But as I said, I may be missing something.
My OS is Debian 10 (Buster); my perl versions are 5.28.1 local and 5.16.3 or 5.30.0 on web host depending on the shebang.
No matter how hysterical I get, my problems are not time sensitive. So, relax, have a cookie, and a very nice day!