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Pod::Simple::Debug(3)	       User Contributed Perl Documentation	    Pod::Simple::Debug(3)

       Pod::Simple::Debug -- put Pod::Simple into trace/debug mode

	use Pod::Simple::Debug (5);  # or some integer


	my $debuglevel;
	use Pod::Simple::Debug (\$debuglevel, 0);
	...some stuff that uses Pod::Simple to do stuff, but which
	 you don't want debug output from...

	$debug_level = 4;
	...some stuff that uses Pod::Simple to do stuff, but which
	 you DO want debug output from...

	$debug_level = 0;

       This is an internal module for controlling the debug level (a.k.a. trace level) of
       Pod::Simple.  This is of interest only to Pod::Simple developers.

       Note that you should load this module before loading Pod::Simple (or any Pod::Simple-based
       class).	If you try loading Pod::Simple::Debug after &Pod::Simple::DEBUG is already
       defined, Pod::Simple::Debug will throw a fatal error to the effect that "it's s too late
       to call Pod::Simple::Debug".

       Note that the "use Pod::Simple::Debug (\$x, somenum)" mode will make Pod::Simple (et al)
       run rather slower, since &Pod::Simple::DEBUG won't be a constant sub anymore, and so
       Pod::Simple (et al) won't compile with constant-folding.

       Doing this:

	 use Pod::Simple::Debug (5);  # or some integer

       is basically equivalent to:

	 BEGIN { sub Pod::Simple::DEBUG () {5} }  # or some integer
	 use Pod::Simple ();

       And this:

	 use Pod::Simple::Debug (\$debug_level,0);  # or some integer

       is basically equivalent to this:

	 my $debug_level;
	 BEGIN { $debug_level = 0 }
	 BEGIN { sub Pod::Simple::DEBUG () { $debug_level }
	 use Pod::Simple ();


       The article "Constants in Perl", in The Perl Journal issue 21.  See

       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

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

       Patches against Pod::Simple are welcome. Please send bug reports to

       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.

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

       Pod::Simple is maintained by:

       o   Allison Randal "allison@perl.org"

       o   Hans Dieter Pearcey "hdp@cpan.org"

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

perl v5.16.3				    2013-05-03			    Pod::Simple::Debug(3)
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