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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • At $former_employer, programmers had the nasty habit of copying and commenting out entire functions, entire classes even, to change a few lines of code. This was in a $language (not perl) that made it easy to do commenting out the first line of an indented block, the whole block was commented. It made it hell to search for anything in the code. I wrote a perl utility to remove all such blocks before I started working on any such file. No one ever missed the code. And it was all in revision control (