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Re: Re: pod-latex-pdf

by axelrose (Scribe)
on Jun 21, 2002 at 10:41 UTC ( #176261=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: pod-latex-pdf
in thread pod-latex-pdf

The reasoning behind using LaTeX is to have full control over the layout, fonts, etc.

pdflatex can produce very professional output, see e.g. for samples.

Another important point is using POD for diffent type of documentation. I think the whole Perl Cookbook was written with enriched POD.

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Re(3): pod-latex-pdf
by Dog and Pony (Priest) on Jun 21, 2002 at 13:57 UTC
    Ah, I rather thought it might be something like that, but decided to provide what I could anyways. :) And perrin provided an excellent example on how good the result good be above (I downloaded those PDF's and it was very nice IMO).

    As for using POD for documentation, I wholeheartedly agree. I am trying to write more and more stuff in POD for this reason, including company docs that can be transfered to other formats. I'm not there yet, but I am trying.

    As for books, I don't know about the Cookbook, as I don't own it, but the Camel book says it was written entirely in POD. It is mentioned in the POD chapter among other places. So it is definetely good enough. :) As the authors say themselves:

    We don't claim that pod is sufficient for writing a book, although it was sufficient for writing this one.

    Personally, I think one of the absolute best things with POD is that it is also easy to read unprocessed. There are no other formats I know about, that is as easy. Note that I said "that I know about", though. And plain text doesn't really count either, because it doesn't contain any processing instructions. :)

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