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RE: My crime of choice

by Perlmage (Acolyte)
on Oct 14, 2000 at 22:41 UTC ( #36750=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to RE: RE: RE: My crime of choice
in thread My crime of choice

Strict is _not_ a newbie pragma. Together with 'use warnings;' or '-w' it can save you hundreds of hours of debugging. When I'm interviewing a prospective applicant for the shop I work at, and I look at the applicant's code, a failure to use strict is almost always grounds for a negative recommendation. It's simply irresponsible practice to program without it. You don't need an 'expert_mode' pragma, BTW. There's already a 'no strict;' that you can turn off for blocks in which you're going to be using symbolic references or something. I agree that strict should on by default, but one of all of my 5-liners will always be 'use strict;'.


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