Most of the Perl I have worked on has not been written to any coding standard1 and has possibly taken longer to understand, but has been rewarding and enhanced my understanding.
I think consistency is over-played. If you apply a policy of where it is good to have a sub, you'll either break that rule when it is apt to do so or worse: you won't break that rule at all.
- Perl and coding standards sounds like an oxymoron to me, yet I maintain that Perl is not a hackers language.
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