in reply to
Befuddled by The Llama
Now, I know that some folks out there aren't happy that I haven't yet learned the use of 'strict'. To whit I say "PATIENCE my brethren!"
I swear to you that I've been tinkering with this for HOURS!!!!
Honestly, if you learn my and use strict;, you would have fewer problems, learn to avoid bad habits and troubleshoot issues faster. Strict will tell you when and what is wrong and the only real prerequisite for it is understanding my. If you would spend ten minutes reading up on both of these in the PerlMonk's library, you'd save yourself those HOURS!!!! of tinkering.