You summarized my major gripe with this otherwise great book.
I feel it should be titled "Damian's Best Perl Practices", not "Perl Best Practices". Damian's opinion is considered authorative, and already it is common that people who know little about the language automatically resolve any discussion in the direction of PBP. Effectively, this book has at least partly destroyed the freedom and intellectual discussion that has always surrounded Perl in business use.
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