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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • I use tabs instead of spaces, I cuddle my else statements, and I don't break my lines before operators.
    Is he seriously talking about that kind of stuff? Good grief.
    • The code layout section was maybe 10 minutes out of a three hour tutorial. And it focussed on the underlying perceptual psychology of layout decisions in terms of communication theory. So, yes, you are precisely correct: the specific way of was talking about "that kind of stuff" was seriously.
  • Perl best practices are really Damian's Perl practices.

    Some of them certainly are. Mainly the ones related to layout, which I did point out up front: "DON'T MATTER" ;-)

    However, whether they were specific to me or more generally agreed upon (in the introduction to the book there's an extensive list of well-respected Perl developers who contributed to the final set of recommendations), every suggestion I made is based on providing solutions to genuine problems and/or traps in Perl. I also pointed out