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The problem with "Thou Shalt"s in programing ( and enginering in general ) is that someone is always advocating a colliding list of "Thou Shalt"s.

From perlretut:

You might wonder why '.' matches everything but "\n" - why not every character? The reason is that often one is matching against lines and would like to ignore the newline characters.
Obviously Mark and Damian are coming at it from different perspectives. Probably based on the type of problem sets they work on. As perlretut points out, the two switches /s and /m create a total of four different behaviors. Each may suit a diffent class of problem.

As to the use of /x, it only does one good if one actually comments one's code. Thanks to this thread I now have the ugly vision of seeing some SOPW's code sprinkled with m/../x but without any comments!

And let me just remined everyone, in a little bit of advice a boss onced passed on to me:

"Fortran 7 is the only real computer language."



s//----->\t/;$~="JAPH";s//\r<$~~/;{s|~$~-|-~$~|||s |-$~~|$~~-|||s,<$~~,<~$~,,s,~$~>,$~~>,, $|=1,select$,,$,,$,,1e-1;print;redo}

In reply to Re: Best practice or cargo cult? by starbolin
in thread Best practice or cargo cult? by robinbowes

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