I had an interview for a Perl programming position the other day, but I got stuck on their request for sample code showing my Perl programming skills. I have done Perl programming for eight years, but their requirements for sample work did not seem to match anything I had done. I finally found something I could show, but I wasn’t entirely pleased with it. Therefore, I posted a meditation to Perl Monks asking how they would Show Sample Source Code without Modules
Damian Conway gave a tutorial in 2004 titled “Best Practices Perl” that describes a series of best practices concerning programming Perl applications. (Mike Kruckenberg wrote up a review of the presentation.) I agree with most of his points, but I do have a bit of a problem with the section of POD documenting. Damian mentions that: “put POD after END since the parser doesn’t have to parse the POD.” I can agree with Damian’s point about not needing to parse the lines, but normally you would have comments there anyway.