yulivee07 has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

Hi folks,

I inherited a really large legacy codebase which I am meant to maintain for the future. I have been working with this codebase for a while now and noticed by scrolling through the code that there is code duplication (especially the same subroutines) in many cases. I would like to make modules for all that duplicate functionality, but first I am looking for a way to find the code duplication.

I have the perl-sourcefiles for analysis. My codebase consists of ~60 deamons with 3000-6000 lines of code, so diffing all deamons against each other isn't really a practical way of approaching the problem. I was told that B::XRef may be a way to identify duplicate subroutines. Do you have additional suggestions what I can do in a situation like this?

Kind regards, yulivee