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kbenson · 2018-05-23 · Original thread
You can also get a real quick exposure from the Modern::Perl module[1], which is by the author of the book mentioned in a sibling reply.

The basic idea is simple though. Use strict. Use warnings. Use new features and best practices modules (Task::Kensho[2] an help here) when them make sense (e.g. Moose/Moo). Be aware at least what PBP[3] is, and if you feel so inclined, use Perl::Tidy and/or Perl::Critic (even if your own defined subset of rules) to give yourself an idea of what is considered good practices (and when to throw them our for that elegant line or two, just don't forget to comment it so you don't confuse yourself when you see it months/years later). Basically, if you care about the code you write, you should find yourself gravitating towards writing Modern Perl anyway, and the speed at which it happens is largely determined by your exposure to the Perl community at large.

My own personal set of best practices means almost always using something like Function::Parameters or Kavorka, and possibly Moops.[4]

1: https://metacpan.org/pod/Modern::Perl

2: https://metacpan.org/pod/Task::Kensho

3: http://shop.oreilly.com/product/9780596001735.do

4: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=11633961

falsedan · 2017-03-24 · Original thread
If I wrote a post, it would be: "read Ch. 12 of Perl Best Practices (2005)[0]".

Yow, $30+ for the ebook! I wouldn't buy if just for that chapter… fortunately, the guidelines from the book have been codified as Perl::Critic, so If you don't mind missing out on the gently guiding text which accompanies each rule, you can browse the Perl::Critic::Policy::RegularExpressions[1] submodule docs.

[0]: http://shop.oreilly.com/product/9780596001735.do [1]: https://metacpan.org/pod/Perl::Critic::Policy::RegularExpres...

justinator · 2015-10-06 · Original thread
Probably soon.

Perl 5 has a Tidy'ing tool[0], as well as a Lint[1] tool. Both are based on rules created from (originally) Best Practices [2]. These rules of course can be modified to taste, so you can set your own rules/filters before checking in your changes to a repo (or, whatever)

[0] https://metacpan.org/pod/distribution/Perl-Tidy/lib/Perl/Tid...

[1] https://metacpan.org/pod/Perl::Critic

[2] http://shop.oreilly.com/product/9780596001735.do

julie1 · 2014-10-06 · Original thread
http://shop.oreilly.com/product/9780596001735.do chapter 7.

Don't focus on the Perl language, just on their best practices for documentation. the guideline in terms of content are totally relevant for any language/developers and polished by practice.

Even if I chose to switch from Perl to python, I still miss Perl in terms of module distribution/testing/documentation.

Perl, and Perl community, I miss you, and I value what you learnt me :)

I advocate for people to be open minded and take good ideas without prejudice on their origins.

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