Beefy Boxes and Bandwidth Generously Provided by pair Networks Frank
Your skill will accomplish
what the force of many cannot
 
PerlMonks  

Re: brian's Guide to Solving Any Perl Problem

by greenFox (Vicar)
on Jul 21, 2004 at 04:27 UTC ( #376154=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to brian's Guide to Solving Any Perl Problem

Great node ++. Some oft-repeated advice but it is great to have it all in one place, I can see this being a much linked to node and worthy of promotion to tutorials (it is currently under consideration for readmore tags).

On the topic of references I don't have The Perl Pocket Reference but I do have Perl in A Nutshell which lives permanently on my desk, I have long since given up trying to put it back on the shelf for exactly the reasons you describe.

You might be emotionally attached to a certain part of the code, so you do not change it.

A lot of writers fall into this same trap of emotional attachment "but I like this sentence/passage" and because they like it they can't see that it detracts from the piece of writing. The golden rule of editing is "be bloody ruthless", it seems like good advice for coding as well.

--
Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the wise. Seek what they sought. -Basho


Comment on Re: brian's Guide to Solving Any Perl Problem

Log In?
Username:
Password:

What's my password?
Create A New User
Node Status?
node history
Node Type: note [id://376154]
help
Chatterbox?
and the web crawler heard nothing...

How do I use this? | Other CB clients
Other Users?
Others examining the Monastery: (9)
As of 2014-04-23 23:00 GMT
Sections?
Information?
Find Nodes?
Leftovers?
    Voting Booth?

    April first is:







    Results (556 votes), past polls