|The right time to start a project?
made me wonder whether there is a repository of "Do's and Don'ts in Perl 5" that would facilitate a future migration to Perl 6? Something you could look at if you're starting a new
Perl 5 project?
I realize that there are a number of Perl6:: modules out there already, but I would understand it if you wouldn't want to use those in production code.
I'm more thinking along the lines of:
- Don't use GLOBs in new Perl code if you can. If you must, hide them in easy to update subroutines.
- Don't use formats if you can. If you must, make it so that it can be easily replaced by an external module handling the format (how would you do that?)
Is there such a repository already? If not, would it make sense for the Perl Monks to create and maintain one?
- It seems the general consensus is that such a repository is not needed now (or ever for that matter).
- It is generally advised not to use XS or Inline::C (if you must, then only use Perl 5 macro's).
- Don't do anything Abigail-II is doing in JAPH's ;-)
- Don't use %_ .
- Don't use the X:: namespace.
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