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;;; flycheck-pod.el --- Perl 5 POD support in Flycheck
;; Copyright (C) 2018 Richard M. Loveland <>
;; Author: Richard M. Loveland <>
;; URL:
;; Keywords: tools, convenience
;; Version: 0.1
;; This file is not part of GNU Emacs.
;; This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
;; it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
;; the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or
;; (at your option) any later version.
;; This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
;; but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
;; GNU General Public License for more details.
;; You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
;; along with this program. If not, see <>.
;;; Commentary:
;; Perl 5 POD syntax checking support for Flycheck. Runs "podchecker" on the
;; current file.
;; You may need to customize the location of your compiler if
;; Emacs isn't seeing it on your PATH:
;; (setq flycheck-pod-executable "/usr/local/bin/podchecker")
;; For more information, see <>.
;;; Code:
(require 'flycheck)
(defgroup flycheck-pod nil
"Perl 5 POD support for Flycheck."
:prefix "flycheck-pod-"
:group 'flycheck
:link '(url-link :tag "Github"
(flycheck-define-checker pod
"A Perl 5 POD syntax checker using the 'podchecker' tool.
See URL `'."
:command ("podchecker" "-warnings" "-warnings" source)
((error line-start
(minimal-match "*** ERROR: ") (message)
" at line " line " in file " (file-name) line-end))
:modes (pod-mode perl-mode cperl-mode))
(add-to-list 'flycheck-checkers 'pod)
(provide 'flycheck-pod)
;;; flycheck-pod.el ends here