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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • Evaluating the human readability of code (i.e. its aesthetics) by how close it is to some machine-generated format is just wrong.
    • I also believe that claiming a tidy file (as per Perl::Tidy) is more human readable is a too presumptuous statement. Sometimes perltidy bugs me too because I cannot make it fit exactly with my mental model of desirable code layout. But one thing it achieves: an automatic/objective way to determine a layout, cleaning gratuitous difference on code styles and fixing details like: avoiding tabs, enforcing cuddled elses everywhere, etc. And this is a good thing for large codebases, meant to be worked out by man