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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • Any idea how well Perl::Tidy compares to PPI::HTML ? I whipped together a code folder/compressor [presicient.com] for PPI::HTML, but haven't had time to get it CPAN ready yet, and am in mind to add some add'l behaviors. PPI::HTML tends to be a bit sluggish, but I'm wondering if it does a more complete tagging of language elements than Tidy ?
    • PPI::HTML is the most accurate of all of the syntax highlighters, by a significant margin, especially when you hit things like heredocs and complex regular expressions and so on.

      The only problem is that, yes, PPI and therefore PPI::HTML are resource pigs. Parsing Perl is Hard :)

      Personally, I use PPI::HTML when I can afford the CPU or I'm caching a lot, and the rest of the time I don't bother at all.