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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • Having this kind of discussion can easily become very unproductive and stupid if you just spew opinions.

    Well, this part of the post I agree with 100% :)

    At work, I've already told jplindstrom and others that I don't care what the source code formatting rules are, so long as they're consistent and automated. There's no way in hell I want to enforce them manually, but even if I don't like them, I'll follow them since most (reasonable) programmers have at least semi-coherent styles and when people start

    • Heh. I chose mine in part because I can cajole perltidy into spitting it out… alas, not entirely:

      1. I have a rule that a comma-separated list is either all on one line, or it gets bracketed/parenthesised and written one item per line. (Fat commas do not count.) Perltidy does not help with this.

      2. The other problem is not due to perltidy, but because I don’t know how to deal with it: line-wrapping.

        I have never found a satisfactory rule for how to break lines to hard-wrap them at a specific col