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Re: My coding guidelines

by grantm (Parson)
on Nov 25, 2002 at 22:49 UTC ( #215750=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to My coding guidelines

10. Interactive programs MUST print a usage message when called with wrong, incorrect or incomplete options or arguments.

I find the Pod::Usage module to be excellent for this purpose and always combine it with Getopt::Long.

Number 24 seems weird to me also.


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Re: My coding guidelines
by Abigail-II (Bishop) on Nov 26, 2002 at 10:15 UTC
    I wonder what is so strange about rule 24. The perlstyle manual page says: space around most operators. Which is what rule 24 is saying, but it's listing the exceptions. The reason I put space between ++ and -- and its operands is that those operators are "large" (two characters).

    As for ->, it's a binary operator. I put whitespace around other binary operators, so why not ->? If you don't, you can get long blobs of text, without a resting place for the eyes. Perl should look like English, not German. ;-).

    Abigail

      But English is only my third language - while German is my second! :-) (Well, maybe you'd prefer me to code in Greek. :^) )

      Makeshifts last the longest.

        English isn't my first language either. But it's Larry's first language....

        Abigail

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