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Re: Location of 'use' statementsby demerphq (Chancellor)
|on Apr 19, 2003 at 11:03 UTC||Need Help??|
I work with MS Source-Safe (some may say thats unfortunate ;-) whose source contol keyword expansion often doesnt play nicely with perl unless you jump through hoops (as the keywords start with a dollar sign, ie $Log gets translated, wich aint cool if youve used it as a vairable name /grr). This means that I need to put certain source control related stuff as close to the top as possible.
Other than that my preferences are fairly similar to tye and adrianh, probably the most notable difference is that I put pragmas like strict and warnings after my modules, I do this because as they are lexically scoped they have no effect on the contents of the used modules, and to me doing it this way makes this more clear, especially to a potentially inexperienced maintenance coder.
I also usually add a special block at the end for doing module test/development so that you can say perl Module.pm and have it self test or diagnostics or just plain old dev code.
<Elian> And I do take a kind of perverse pleasure in having an OO assembly language...