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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • "I have written you a long letter because I did not have time to write a short one."

    -- attributed [c2.com] to Blaise Pascal

    • Exactly. The quickest way to make a change tends to create "smart looking" code, but it makes it harder to make the next change because you end up with something like 4 elsif clauses where each one has 5 boolean statements and half of the booleans are negated. So, every change requires the programmer to decipher all of the conditionals and their constituent booleans, probably with zero comments.

      Grouping the conditions into a dispatch table would make it fairly self-documenting and allow room for comments