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The other day I was going trough some code I wrote a couple of yoear ago when I had only a bare grasp of the basics of Perl. Ughh - it was horrible.

Anyway one of the main things I noticed was a lack of consistency in deciding when to use a sub and when to cut and paste code. I am interested to know what 'rules/guidelines' other monks use. While you want to use subs for reusability of code sometimes it can be hard to read code that calls half a dozen short subs. There must have been much thought on this subject but, in a cursory search, I have not been able to find any good articles on it. Any thoughts or links would be appreciated.

cheers

tachyon


In reply to To sub or not to sub, that is the question? by tachyon

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