Since 2002 the Perl community has changed a lot, mostly towards better development practices.
A first (and of course incomplete) list of things to have a look at would be:
- Perl's Best Practices, for the current... best practices in Perl devlopment (and Perl::Critic to see how they can be checked automatically in your code),
- Devel::Cover to better test your code,
- Moose for the latest bestest OO system,
- CPANTS to see what a modern module (and by extension any code) is supposed to look like,
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