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20 most important Perl Best Practices
You will benefit from watching MJD’s Program Repair Shop and Red Flags talk; esp. relevant here e.g. the 4:30 mark (~1½ min) and the 22:05 mark (~1 min).
Makeshifts last the longest.
I make decisions, and my brain carries them out
My brain makes the decisions, and I observe them (if I'm lucky)
I make some decisions, and my brain makes others
My spouse makes decisions and I and my brain carry them out
I wrote a program to relieve me and my brain from the burden of decision-making
The black-helicopter people project the decisions into my brain and then I do as ordered
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