[cgi-wiki-dev] Formatters reorg

Tom Insam cgi-wiki-dev@earth.li
Thu, 30 Sep 2004 15:51:23 +0100

On Sep 30, 2004, at 14:51, Kake L Pugh wrote:

> On Thu 30 Sep 2004, Kake L Pugh <kake@earth.li> wrote:
>> 22:30 <jerakeen> or more generally, Formatter::<to>::<from>
> You know, I am going to have great trouble remembering which way round
> these are; and it's also not going to be at all obvious to someone
> seeing it for the first time.

The rationale is that 90% of the time, you want, say, HTML, and you 
want to accept anything. So you can look in the Formatter::HTML::* 
modules using Module::Pluggable or something.

Anyway, ideally, you'd use some meta-api like 
Formatter->from("POD")->to("HTML")->format($pod) and not need to worry 
about sub-modules...