Docs For Modules In Your Pinto Repository

A couple weeks ago, Andy Gorman sent a patch for a new Pinto command that displays the perldoc for any module in the repository. I thought this was a great idea, but we weren't quite sure about the design. So for now, it is available on CPAN in a separate distribution called Pinto-Action-Doc. Once the kinks have been worked out, I hope to have something like this in the Pinto core.

Andy's work is actually the first plugin for Pinto, and I'm very excited about that. Pinto was designed for extension, so you can create new commands just by writing two modules (one for the back-end implementation, and one for the command-line interface). The Pinto API isn't well documented yet, but I've been told that the code is very clean and the existing commands are easy to follow.

As time goes on, I hope to see a lot more plugins like this one. Kudos to Andy for blazing the trail.

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