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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • The question that you didn't answer is: does it do the job it was designed to do, or is it, OTOH, very buggy?

    Don't fix if it isn't broken.

    There's no reason to refactor the code if the net gain, i.e. working better, is zero.

    • It generates a report of problems with a certain type of file. There are a couple of major but easy to fix bugs. While it's ok at generating a report of possible/probable problems, it's not to be relied upon for absolute correctness/wrongness of the's way too easy to trip up the parsing of the file and get false positives and negatives (e.g. comments are being parsed the same as commands). As long as there is no decree of "your file must pass this test", I won't yell too loudly.