in reply to flower box comments

IMHO just the fact that you comment your code is laudable in and of itself. Too many times I have had to go in and update | manitain | and ultimately re-write sloppy, uncommented code and cursed the entire time at the lack of comments.

I agree with the other monks that converting your comments to POD makes more sense, however, I find that "flower box" comments are invaluable to me and my colleagues. As I am the only Perl coder in my group of admins (a mix of *nix and Win32) and the only fervently open-source coder, I find that this style of commenting lends itself to an easier interpretation for non-Perl coders (especially when most on the team don't even know what a perldoc is).