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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • Tab users like to tout that it allows you to use whatever indentation level you like when in reality you just wind up with mixed up tabs and spaces.

    I’ve been programming with tabs for indentation and spaces for alignment for the better part of a decade.

    I’ve never had a single problem keeping things straight in my own code.

    • I've never had a single problem keeping things straight in my own code.

      Its your code and your style, of course it makes sense to you! You could write in rot13'd Swahili and it would still make sense, but only to you.

      Here is the best advice I can give about writing maintainable code: It's not about you. It's about everyone else. Each personal style quirk that others have to puzzle out or adjust to or in any way hampers and frustrates their ability to quickly skim and patch your code loses you patches. T