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Re^2: My Perl code can be understood by...

by rogueFalcon (Beadle)
on Feb 26, 2008 at 04:05 UTC ( #670222=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: My Perl code can be understood by...
in thread My Perl code can be understood by...

I think it is ok to use complex perl if you leave a simple comment over it that explains it. Or you could do something I saw in production code for a Fortune 500 company.

# DO NOT EDIT THE NEXT LINE... IT WORKS AND THAT IS ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW

-- rogueFalcon
Why do you people insist on doing things sdrawkcab?


Comment on Re^2: My Perl code can be understood by...
Re^3: My Perl code can be understood by...
by soapbox (Initiate) on Mar 06, 2008 at 03:54 UTC

    Exactly. If I have a really efficient/ugly/erudite line or two of code, I comment above it that

    ## This is where the magic happens ##

    So that (a) I can find it later, and (b) J. Random Neophyte (see gloryhack's post, below) might not screw with that line after turning off the strict pragma.

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