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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • I think many well-versed Perl hackers can agree that using lexical filehandles is better than passing around raw typeglobs, and that given/when is better than long chains of if/else statements. I'm pretty sure that most of us can agree that a novice Perl programmer should look to the CPAN to solve common problems.

    I'm sure that the definition of "modern" will change over the coming years, but I'm also sure that just as we can look at a piece of code which uses global variables (with perhaps a local or two thrown in for good measure) and leading ampersands to call functions as old, we can look at a piece of code and say "Your personal style may be different from mine, but you've written in a modern Perl style."