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1. while (<>) { ... } or while (my $line = <>) { ... }? I use both, depending on whim and my assemement of readability. 2. -w or use warnings;? -w, but only because of muscle memory. 3. sub CONSTANT () { ... } or use constant CONSTANT => ...;? use constant CONSTANT => ...; 4. my ($foo, $bar) = @_; or my $foo = shift; my $bar = shift;? I always shift $self. Whether or not to shift the other args or use array assignment kind of depends. Whim again, I'm afraid. 5. for (@array) { ... } or foreach (@array) { ... }? foreach. My undergrad degree was in Math. 6. print 'foo'; or print('foo');? No parens unless needed for precedence. 7. 'simple string'; or "simple string"? Double quotes. 8. glob '*' or <*>? opendir(); readdir(); closedir(); 9. readline *FOO or <FOO>? <FOO> 10. for (keys %foo) { $_ and $foo{$_} } or while (my ($key, $value) = each %foo) { $key and $value }? Depends on whether or not %foo is tied to a DBM. I use the 'each' form on DBMs, having been burned once by pulling all keys into memory on a big DBM.

In reply to Re: Style, style, style by dws
in thread Style, style, style by Juerd

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