Beefy Boxes and Bandwidth Generously Provided by pair Networks
Syntactic Confectionery Delight
 
PerlMonks  

Comment on

( #3333=superdoc: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??
Here's just something that came to mind. Instead of using your massive if structure in ParseAChroms, you could try doing something a lot simpler, such as declaring what you're looking for in a sort of table:
my %acrhom_prefix = ( BAC => '(.*)\s*', LENGTH => '(.*)\s*', OSME => '(.*)\s*', CHR_START => '(.*)\s*', BAC_START => '(.*)\s*', BAC_END => '(.*)\s*', ORIENTATION => '(\w)\w*\s*', );
Now, instead of using an "array" of variables, use a hash. This simplifies things massively:
sub ParseAChroms { my ($achromref) = @_; my (%value); foreach (@$achromref) { my ($prefix, $data) = /^(\S+):\s+(.*)/; if (my $pattern = $achrom_prefix{$prefix}) { ($value{lc $prefix}) = $data =~ /^$pattern$/; } } return @data{qw[ type ac_id length chr_num chr_start chr_end bac_start bac_end orient]}; }
Now, I've just typed this into the editor here, so this is really just theory and not tested, but the idea is that this can be applied to a few other areas where you do the same thing.

Further, instead of passing arguments back and forth in a particular fixed order, why not return a HASH-ref? This makes it easy to add new data to the return value without breaking other functions which use it.

In reply to Re: Up for Critique by tadman
in thread Up for Critique by biograd

Title:
Use:  <p> text here (a paragraph) </p>
and:  <code> code here </code>
to format your post; it's "PerlMonks-approved HTML":



  • Posts are HTML formatted. Put <p> </p> tags around your paragraphs. Put <code> </code> tags around your code and data!
  • Read Where should I post X? if you're not absolutely sure you're posting in the right place.
  • Please read these before you post! —
  • Posts may use any of the Perl Monks Approved HTML tags:
    a, abbr, b, big, blockquote, br, caption, center, col, colgroup, dd, del, div, dl, dt, em, font, h1, h2, h3, h4, h5, h6, hr, i, ins, li, ol, p, pre, readmore, small, span, spoiler, strike, strong, sub, sup, table, tbody, td, tfoot, th, thead, tr, tt, u, ul, wbr
  • You may need to use entities for some characters, as follows. (Exception: Within code tags, you can put the characters literally.)
            For:     Use:
    & &amp;
    < &lt;
    > &gt;
    [ &#91;
    ] &#93;
  • Link using PerlMonks shortcuts! What shortcuts can I use for linking?
  • See Writeup Formatting Tips and other pages linked from there for more info.
  • Log In?
    Username:
    Password:

    What's my password?
    Create A New User
    Chatterbox?
    and the web crawler heard nothing...

    How do I use this? | Other CB clients
    Other Users?
    Others drinking their drinks and smoking their pipes about the Monastery: (7)
    As of 2015-07-07 06:10 GMT
    Sections?
    Information?
    Find Nodes?
    Leftovers?
      Voting Booth?

      The top three priorities of my open tasks are (in descending order of likelihood to be worked on) ...









      Results (87 votes), past polls