[texhax] The Listings package, with Perl

Heiko Oberdiek heiko.oberdiek at googlemail.com
Mon Feb 13 04:28:24 CET 2012

On Sun, Feb 12, 2012 at 07:57:55PM -0700, Gordon Haverland wrote:

> I am generating a document where I am encorporating source code 
> listings of Perl (with POD) in the document.
> The preamble doesn't like printpod=... or podcomment=... at all.

A new language can be defined that sets these entries:


#!/usr/bin/env perl
use strict;

my $title = "Hello World";
print $title;


=head1 NAME

My title with ' as single quote.


> In a section of POD in the code, as soon as a single quote comes 
> up, output goes screwy.  Every space becomes that square "U" to 
> explicitly show a space. Yes, changing doesn't to does not, and so 
> on fixes the problems.

Also the example above shows the problem.
Perhaps a bug?

If you have a POD section without Perl code, you could use
  deletestring=[b]", deletestring=[b]'

Yours sincerely
  Heiko Oberdiek

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