Tuesday, July 22, 2008

OSCON: Perl Worst Practices

So after coffee I've bailed from "An Open Source Startup in Three Hours" into "Perl Worst Practices" with Damian Conway, squeezing myself into one of the few empty seats.

Damian is going through his SelfGOL code, and oh boy has he done some evil things with Perl...

You have to minimise wear and tear on all parts of the keyboard

Just like Chris I'm looking forward to the prospect of putting these worst practices into my own code when I return to my work next week.

Far too few people are using their source code as their user interface

Brad has been sitting in this one since the beginning, so if you're really interested in what Damian has been saying then just jump over to his blog post for the principles of worst practice...