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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • Of course, the paycheck (or in my case, having clients pay my invoices) is incredibly important.

    However, the world is not black and white, and there's much gray in between. The gradient isn't linear either, and in fact, many shades of gray turn out to have a very different hue.

    While the customer (boss or client) is the one you're serving directly, you're also serving other people. People who do not pay you, or will ever know that you worked on that particular part of code. They are all the people that are i
    • It's our moral obligation to deliver quality even if our customers specifically state that they do not need it. If they refuse to pay for it, then it is our responsibility to say "no".

      Really? Define "quality" in such an unambiguous way that everyone will agree on it.

      When I'm asked about this in interviews, the thing I make clear is that if I'm told to make a button pink and have it purr like a kitten when clicked, I'll do it (even though I might ask 'em why). However, if I'm told to do something illeg