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I dont fully understand your description (an example would be fine)... but

> I had some spaces on the line before the =head1 in question.

please be aware that POD cares about indentation to distinguish paragraphs, in other words only completely empty lines separate them.

Thats especially helpful when having code-blocks with empty lines

print 1; print 3;

since the second line is not empty this code belongs to one code paragraph!

BTW: The default setting of cperl-mode is very helpful, it shows trailing spaces as "_" in emacs. (I've set it up to be a whitespace again, but with grey background color, to avoid confusion with underscore)

Cheers Rolf


Some older Pod translators require paragraphs (including command paragraphs like "=head2 Functions") to be separated by completely empty lines. If you have an apparently empty line with some spaces on it, this might not count as a separator for those translators, and that could cause odd formatting.

Simply searching perlpod for the word "empty" will show you more detailed information and should answer your questions.

In reply to Re: POD troubles by LanX
in thread POD troubles by John M. Dlugosz

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