|The stupid question is the question not asked|
Re^4: What am I not understanding about $,by BrowserUk (Pope)
|on May 11, 2016 at 01:31 UTC||Need Help??|
Why should Perl special variables get a pass on that?
If you, as a "former monk" don't understand, then it both explains why you left; and why nothing I could possibly say would make the slightest bit of difference to your perception of this situation.
The key indicator here is your phrase: "Mutating global state is bad."
By which you mean: varying variables with top level scope. is verboten; (by you!)
If you can say "No" to all of those; then you've both won the argument, and are either a liar; or not a programmer.
Being selective about what functionality you accept as legitimate, and what you personally choose to reject is one thing; attempting to impose your affectations upon the world at large is another.
With the rise and rise of 'Social' network sites: 'Computers are making people easier to use everyday'
Examine what is said, not who speaks -- Silence betokens consent -- Love the truth but pardon error.
"Science is about questioning the status quo. Questioning authority". I knew I was on the right track :)
In the absence of evidence, opinion is indistinguishable from prejudice.