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Re: Note to Self: Read More Perl

by demerphq (Chancellor)
on Apr 30, 2004 at 09:16 UTC ( #349367=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Note to Self: Read More Perl

A good thing to try is to run perltidy over your code with various settings. Find a setting that you like and apply it regularly to your code. It keeps the style consistant which in the long run makes it easier to manage. Its defaults are also IMO fairly well chosen, so you arent going to annoy too many people if you just go with them.

Although I recognize this is a different use of style than you meant, i thinks its worth keeping in mind.

BTW, sometimes its worth recognizing that some tasks are always going to look ugly. Its hard to do much with a spec that is riddled with special cases and exceptions. So sometimes when the code looks ugly, well, there may be good reasons for it :-)


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[Corion]: Option a) would mean launching cmd.exe /k c:\path\to\ batchfile- launching-perl- script.cmd. Option b) would be to add pause as the last line of said batch file.
[LanX]: First day after holidays ... and already stressed by the fact that colleagues changed stuff without communication ... apparently I'm the only one trying to fight entropy
[Corion]: LanX: The command is always in the history if you typed it in before. If you didn't type the command into the command line, it will not be there. I think there is doskey which can stuff command lines into the history
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[LanX]: please forget my last 3 posts
[LanX]: Yeah option a doesn't go into history
[LanX]: probably I need to teach the app to restart after C-c Kill
[Corion]: LanX: Maybe have an infinite-loop cmd file? Much easier than trying to manage that from within Perl IMO
[Corion]: Alternatively, relaunch the application from cron (or a Windows cron) every minute

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