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Perl Style: Avoid Gratuitous Backslashes

  • Perl lets you choose your own delimiters on quotes and patterns to avoid Leaning Toothpick Syndrome. Use them.

        m#^/usr/spool/m(ail|queue)#
    
        qq(Moms said, "That's all, $kid.")
    
        tr[a-z]
          [A-Z];
    
        s { /          }{::}gx;
        s { \.p(m|od)$ }{}x;
    

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