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NAME

       Pod::Simple::SimpleTree -- parse Pod into a simple parse tree

SYNOPSIS

         % cat ptest.pod

         =head1 PIE

         I like B<pie>!

         % perl -MPod::Simple::SimpleTree -MData::Dumper -e \
            "print Dumper(Pod::Simple::SimpleTree->new->parse_file(shift)->root)" \
            ptest.pod

         $VAR1 = [
                   'Document',
                   { 'start_line' => 1 },
                   [
                     'head1',
                     { 'start_line' => 1 },
                     'PIE'
                   ],
                   [
                     'Para',
                     { 'start_line' => 3 },
                     'I like ',
                     [
                       'B',
                       {},
                       'pie'
                     ],
                     '!'
                   ]
                 ];

DESCRIPTION

       This class is of interest to people writing a Pod processor/formatter.

       This class takes Pod and parses it, returning a parse tree made just of arrayrefs, and
       hashrefs, and strings.

       This is a subclass of Pod::Simple and inherits all its methods.

       This class is inspired by XML::Parser's "Tree" parsing-style, although it doesn't use
       exactly the same LoL format.

METHODS

       At the end of the parse, call "$parser->root" to get the tree's top node.

Tree Contents

       Every element node in the parse tree is represented by an arrayref of the form: "[
       elementname, \%attributes, ...subnodes... ]".  See the example tree dump in the Synopsis,
       above.

       Every text node in the tree is represented by a simple (non-ref) string scalar.  So you
       can test "ref($node)" to see whather you have an element node or just a text node.

       The top node in the tree is "[ 'Document', \%attributes, ...subnodes... ]"

SEE ALSO

       Pod::Simple

       perllol

       The "Tree" subsubsection in XML::Parser

SUPPORT

       Questions or discussion about POD and Pod::Simple should be sent to the
       pod-people@perl.org mail list. Send an empty email to pod-people-subscribe@perl.org to
       subscribe.

       This module is managed in an open GitHub repository, http://github.com/theory/pod-simple/
       <http://github.com/theory/pod-simple/>. Feel free to fork and contribute, or to clone
       git://github.com/theory/pod-simple.git <git://github.com/theory/pod-simple.git> and send
       patches!

       Patches against Pod::Simple are welcome. Please send bug reports to
       <bug-pod-simple@rt.cpan.org>.

COPYRIGHT AND DISCLAIMERS

       Copyright (c) 2002 Sean M. Burke.

       This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same
       terms as Perl itself.

       This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but without any warranty;
       without even the implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

AUTHOR

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

       Pod::Simple is maintained by:

       ·   Allison Randal "allison@perl.org"

       ·   Hans Dieter Pearcey "hdp@cpan.org"

       ·   David E. Wheeler "dwheeler@cpan.org"