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Pod::Simple::LinkSection(3perl) Perl Programmers Reference Guide Pod::Simple::LinkSection(3perl)


Pod::Simple::LinkSection -- represent "section" attributes of L codes


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This class is not of interest to general users.

Pod::Simple uses this class for representing the value of the "section" attribute of "L" start-element events. Most applications can just use the normal stringification of objects of this class; they stringify to just the text content of the section, such as "foo" for "L<Stuff/foo>", and "bar" for "L<Stuff/bI<ar>>".

However, anyone particularly interested in getting the full value of the treelet, can just traverse the content of the treeleet @$treelet_object. To wit:

  % perl -MData::Dumper -e
    "use base qw(Pod::Simple::Methody);
     sub start_L { print Dumper($_[1]{'section'} ) }
     __PACKAGE__->new->parse_string_document('=head1 L<Foo/bI<ar>baz>>')
  $VAR1 = bless( [
                   bless( [
                          ], 'Pod::Simple::LinkSection' ),
                 ], 'Pod::Simple::LinkSection' );

But stringify it and you get just the text content:

  % perl -MData::Dumper -e
    "use base qw(Pod::Simple::Methody);
     sub start_L { print Dumper( '' . $_[1]{'section'} ) }
     __PACKAGE__->new->parse_string_document('=head1 L<Foo/bI<ar>baz>>')
  $VAR1 = 'barbaz';




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Copyright (c) 2004 Sean M. Burke.

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Pod::Simple was created by Sean M. Burke <>. But don't bother him, he's retired.

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2022-07-04 perl v5.34.0