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MadMongers Talking About Perl Critic
rizen writes "We at MadMongers (Madison Perl Mongers) are fortunate enough to have two of our most distinguished members giving a talk on Perl::Critic next Wednesday, December 6th. Chris Dolan and Andy Lester will be giving a tandem speech on the topic. We encourage everyone in driving distance from Madison, Wisconsin to show up, as this is guaranteed to be the best talk of the year. Not only that, but it's the last talk of this year. =)
Perl::Critic is an extensible framework for creating and applying coding standards to Perl source code. Essentially, it is a static source code analysis engine. Perl::Critic is distributed with a number of Perl::Critic::Policy modules that attempt to enforce various coding guidelines. Most Policy modules are based on Damian Conway's book Perl Best Practices. However, Perl::Critic is not limited to PBP and will even support Policies that contradict Conway. You can enable, disable, and customize those Polices through the Perl::Critic interface. You can also create new Policy modules that suit your own tastes.