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An excellent insight into the art of programming,
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This review is from: Perl Best Practices (Paperback)
This book addresses Perl's biggest problem - that it is unreadable. Here is a bunch of recommendations on how to make your code more supportable, starting with the use of parentheses, white space and singular/plural variable names. All recommendations are clearly explained and argued with examples to show why they are better than the alternatives.
I don't agree with many of his suggestions, but the most important thing with Perl is to have a style guide and that everyone on your team uses it. I'm not about to write my own rules, so I will happily adopt Damian's recommendations for the sake of standardisation.