Tuesday July 25, 2006
OSCON 2006, Day 2: More Perl Best Practices
My second Damian tutorial. It would have been my third, but I passed on
his Vim tutorial. I've grown more disappointed since yesterday afternoon
as I continue to talk to people who rave about Damian's Vim tutorial.
Maybe next year. Assuming I can convince Qualcomm to send me again.
The title of this tutorial is More Perl Best Practices. It seems this is
a sequel to Damian's Perl Best Practices tutorial at OSCON 2005. I'm not
sure how much I'm missing by not having seen that tutorial. Fortunately,
this tutorial merely adds to the last one, rather than building upon it.
Tutorials like this are not for those with an overabundance of ego.
Damian's best practices are not necessarily my own practices. I use tabs
instead of spaces, I cuddle my else statements, and I don't break my lines
Perl best practices are really Damian's Perl practices. However, he has
gone to great lengths to create compelling arguments for each of his
practices. For this reason, I intend to at least give each of Damian's
practices a chance. I may even come around and make some, perhaps all, of
them my practices.