|laziness, impatience, and hubris|
Common sense, unfortunatly, is not as common as we like to think.
And that is the problem with the application of best practices et al many places. But shops that don't even try to do something like best practices, code reviews etc, they don't really shine, do they? (Now, I don't hint at that being your agenda, I kind of agree with you).
Just take as an example how people go to extremes about Damian Conway's great book, Perl Best Practices. He goes out of his way trying to drive home the point that it is not a Bible. Yet a suprisingly large crowd hold it as dogma and use that either "for" it or against it.
I think we need to at least try to learn from each other, and code reviews would be great. Application of common sense would be really great too.
As for testing, yeah, a push for that would be great too. If only the bosses would even demand a proof that perl still is able to load a module, they might understand that they should ask for more interesting tests. :o)
Somebody else here asked about what this has to do with Test::*, and I wonder too. Care to elaborate?
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