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Besides those misunderstandings pointed out by Fastolfe, I'd have to say that the style of the program is pretty much dictated by who, other than you has to maintain it.
For instance, I just changed jobs, and my old programs were picked up by someone else.. so the code I wrote tended to be much in the "traditional style" of programming, using very little of perl's inherint shortcuts, and I formatted my code to look much like my CS teachers would've wanted. Why? because on the first day, my supervisor (the other perl programmer in the group) took a look at some code I had, and asked "What's this 'use strict' and 'use Socket', do you have to download those from CPAN?
however, when I do stuff for myself, it tends to be on the light side, utilizing as many shortcuts as I can and trying to be as original as possible while still keeping it simple enough that I don't have to pull out my "Perl In a Nutshell" book everytime I want to know what I was referring to here and there.

That's just me though, and maybe I'm insane, it a good possibility actually :)


In reply to RE: Regarding style by reyjrar
in thread Regarding style by footpad

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