October 2010 Archives

Multiple packages in one file

I was reading an interesting discussion on python-dev, and it made me think about the analogous situation in Perl. I've long been in the habit of putting each package into its own file, no matter what. Now I'm starting to consider combining related packages into one file, and only breaking things up along lines of reuse.

I initially thought there was consensus in Perl circles to have a single file per package, but on further reflection, I started to doubt myself. I don't actually have much confidenceā€¦

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user-pic I like to write computer programs, for both fun and profit. I enjoy Perl the most, but plenty of other languages are good too.