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 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. ;-).
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