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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • The first one is to try to code things in a straightforward way that anyone can understand. That means laying things out clearly, using a widely understood group of features, etc.

    The second one is that if I break the first rule, break it hard. If I really need to be really tricky, get all of the trickiness out of the way in one place. If I need to use an advanced feature like overloading, use it a lot so that anyone who has to work with the project will quickly be clued in that it is going on and how it