in reply to
use sloppy ;-)
In most other compiled languages, you get all errors and some number of warnings at compile time, and then you have the ability to vary the number of warnings.
As I understand things (never used it), strict causes things that wouldn't otherwise have been errors to be errors and is recommended. I think this is a bad idea. Better to have anything that is that dangerous always be an error. Ask yourself: is it an error or isn't it?
Warnings on the other hand, should have variable levels. Pick a few things that generally are bad bad errors but might be ok and use that as a starting point, then leave it up to the user to turn them all on or all off.
Can you tell I code more in C than Perl? :-)
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