Even where you don't agree with a Perl convention, you have explained the convention and your opinions on it in a dispasionate and thoughtful way. I think that is great.
In fact I have to say that if you were to take the time to put this into a perldoc type style (ie podded up with PM specifics changed or removed) and submitted it to p5p that you just might find it gets included with the standard distro. I certainly would vote that its worthy. (FWIW :-)
An excellent contribution and I only wish I could ++ you twice on it.
my friends call me, usually because I'm late....
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