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Re^2: Maintenance vs. Programming style

by adamk (Chaplain)
on Jan 28, 2008 at 23:00 UTC ( #664807=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Maintenance vs. Programming style
in thread Maintenance vs. Programming style

Unfortunately, on our current project, 90% of the "blame" in svn annotations for who wrote code is placed on the person who imposed Perl::Tidy on the (100-200k SLOC) existing codebase.

Also, I don't trust Perl::Tidy to not break code.
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Re^3: Maintenance vs. Programming style
by hsmyers (Canon) on Jan 29, 2008 at 00:20 UTC
    You of course sent examples to the author of Perl::Tidy? The same author who specifically says that it doesn't work for everything? Also the same author who asks for help in running down the problems found in the field-- Or is enough for you to say that you just 'don't trust Perl::Tidy to not break code'... Of course it might be the case that code that breaks Perl::Tidy is complex to the point that it needs to refactored anyway---hmmm, useful even when it doesn't work; hard to beat that!


    "Never try to teach a pig to wastes your time and it annoys the pig."

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