in reply to Writing a better Modern::Perl
tell me what you think.
Well, I don't think much of it.
First of all, half of the modules it loads, aren't my cup of tea.
But, more importantly, I don't like all those modules that load pragmas for you. I rather much have code where I can just look at the beginning of the file and see that strict, warnings, autodie, and some other pragmas loaded. Do not expect from the people coming after you to memorize a matrix of "modern" pragmas, and what the enable for you.
I do appreciate the effort of avoiding to type 'use strict; use warnings;', etc. But then, for me, "use nextgen;" will be 12 or 13 characters too long. I can have my cake (less typing) and eat it (see the loaded pragmas in the code) with 1 or 0 keystrokes. A single keystroke in my editor loads the template - and if I start off with an empty .pm file, I don't even have to give the single keystroke.
But even if I work on a system where I don't have my editor macros available, I still rather "use 5.010; use strict; use warnings;" than "use nextgen;" (or any other pragma with a similar effect). The two seconds extra it takes to type are earned a hundred fold for each developer after me who has to look up what the hell 'use nextgen' enables.