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EditorConfig for Perl

I have created this basic EditorConfig configuration for Perl.

max_line_length = off
end_of_line = lf
indent_style = space
charset = utf-8
trim_trailing_whitespace = true
insert_final_newline = true
indent_size = 4

I also created a snippet for use with the SublimeText EditorConfig snippet package.

It supports the following suffixes: pl (scripts), pm (modules), t (test files) and PL (build files). I was considering epl, which is used for template files (Mojo::Template) for the the Mojolicious web framework, but I decided to leave those out for now.

max_line_length is set to off, 80 could be set since this balances with the default from perltidy a Perl source code formatter.

I have listed a single charset: utf-8 since I have not observed much use for the others mentioned in other examples, perhaps latin-1, should be present.

And finally I have set the indent_size to 4. 4 being the one recommended in the Perl style guide. You could go with 2 being the setting preferred by a lot of Perl programmers and I think is defined as the default setting for the Mojolicious web framework syntax plugin for SublimeText.