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Re: Check spelling in perl source code.

by wjw (Deacon)
on Sep 28, 2013 at 02:09 UTC ( #1056094=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Check spelling in perl source code.

I have to say that spell checking code seems a little unlikely to me. It assumes a pretty stringent and specific set of rules about writing code and what I would consider to be a stupendous conformance to that set of rules. I seldom spell thing correctly when making variable for example. A typical variable I might use would be %qs_m which to me means "hash of query strings of type that return multiple values".

I can understand the need for coding standards, really, I do! But when it gets down to it, I will occasionally provide a map or dictionary to explain variables (Or anything else in the code) if it seems needed. The level of standardization that would require spell checking my variable names and method calls would so much hinder my coding process! No matter what, if I have to look at someone else's code, the best way to figure out what is going on is to fire up a debugger and step through it. Simply reading it, regardless of how it is standardized, does not help me one bit.

Seems to me that is what POD is for.... .

I wish I knew of a tool to help out, but honestly, I can't imagine the ROI on such a tool.

To be clear, this is my opinion and not a criticism!

If I am way off, don't hesitate to tell me about it. I would honestly like to understand the value of that level of code checking...

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