POD (was RE: [Doc-SIG] using the same delimiter on the left and right..)

Guido van Rossum guido@digicool.com
Thu, 29 Mar 2001 15:39:53 -0500

> [Tony J Ibbs (Tibs)]
> > Pod is used successfully in the Perl world, and is a clear winner there.
> > I find it intensely unreadable, as a lightweight format.
> [Guido]
> > I haven't seen too much POD, so you may be right there.  Is it worse
> > than Latex?

[Tim gives a 2-minute tour of POD]

So I'd like to know why Tibs finds POD so intensely unreadable -- this
sounds pretty good to me, it has just the right mixture of explicit
(commands and everything) and implicit (paragraphs and verbatim)

--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)