Pod::Index::Builder(3) Build a pod index


use Pod::Index::Builder;
my $p = Pod::Index::Builder->new(
pi_base => $base_path,
for my $file (@ARGV) {


This is a subclass of Pod::Parser that reads POD and outputs nothing. However, it saves the position of every X<> entry it sees. The index can be retrieved as a hashref, or printed in a format that is understandable by Pod::Index::Search.


The constructor, inherited from Pod::Parser. The only optional argument that cares about is "pi_base". If given, it is used as a base when converting pathnames to package names. For example, if "pi_path" = ``lib'', the filename lib/Pod/Index.pm will turn into "Pod::Index", instead of the undesirable "lib::Pod::Index".
Retrieves the index as a hashref. The hash keys are the keywords contained in the X<> tags, normalized to lowercase; the values are array references of Pod::Index::Entry objects.

Prints the index to the given output filename or filehandle (or STDOUT by default). The format is tab-delimited, with the following columns:

    1) keyword
    2) podname 
    3) line number
    4) context (title of section containing this entry)

The index is sorted by keyword in a case-insensitive way.




Ivan Tubert-Brohman <[email protected]>


Copyright (c) 2005 Ivan Tubert-Brohman. All rights reserved. This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.