You shouldn't need to use PBP for one-liners - that defeats the point. And if you're so worried about it, shouldn't you also be using strict and warnings? In that case, you would see the compilation error
in reply to Re^2: junior application developer
in thread code file refactoring to use English module as per PBP
Bareword "no_match_vars" not allowed while "strict subs" in use at ...
promptly fix it with use English qw( -no_match_vars ) and be on your merry way. :)
Update - added the qw (thanks moritz).