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       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


       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 too late to call

       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


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       This module is managed in an open GitHub repository,
       <>. Feel free to fork and
       contribute, or to clone <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 <>.  But don't
       bother him, he's retired.

       Pod::Simple is maintained by:

       o   Allison Randal ""

       o   Hans Dieter Pearcey ""

       o   David E. Wheeler ""

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