Beefy Boxes and Bandwidth Generously Provided by pair Networks
Just another Perl shrine

comment on

( #3333=superdoc: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??
What im looking for is if anyone has some "do's and don'ts" when using perl for a large product.

Folks have given you good advice above, to which I'll add this: Once a project gets past the point where you can expect to have most of the team members keep the code live in their heads, you'll need a set of diagrams to describe the system. These diagrams can be simple (say, a few UML object diagrams, plus some key sequence diagrams, plus any key state charts). Any more than you can post on the side of a cubicle is too much, in my experience.

Having a set of diagrams makes it a lot easier to bring someone new up to speed, especially with a large code base. Having a few good diagrams also streamlines design sessions. If you're in disagreement, at least you'll know that you're disagreeing about the same thing.

In reply to Re: Writing a large application in perl? by dws
in thread Writing a large application in perl? by BUU

Use:  <p> text here (a paragraph) </p>
and:  <code> code here </code>
to format your post; it's "PerlMonks-approved HTML":

  • Are you posting in the right place? Check out Where do I post X? to know for sure.
  • Posts may use any of the Perl Monks Approved HTML tags. Currently these include the following:
    <code> <a> <b> <big> <blockquote> <br /> <dd> <dl> <dt> <em> <font> <h1> <h2> <h3> <h4> <h5> <h6> <hr /> <i> <li> <nbsp> <ol> <p> <small> <strike> <strong> <sub> <sup> <table> <td> <th> <tr> <tt> <u> <ul>
  • Snippets of code should be wrapped in <code> tags not <pre> tags. In fact, <pre> tags should generally be avoided. If they must be used, extreme care should be taken to ensure that their contents do not have long lines (<70 chars), in order to prevent horizontal scrolling (and possible janitor intervention).
  • Want more info? How to link or How to display code and escape characters are good places to start.
Log In?

What's my password?
Create A New User
Domain Nodelet?
and the web crawler heard nothing...

How do I use this? | Other CB clients
Other Users?
Others studying the Monastery: (4)
As of 2022-12-08 00:05 GMT
Find Nodes?
    Voting Booth?

    No recent polls found