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Re: The Perl Crackpot Index

by thor (Priest)
on Jul 26, 2005 at 15:49 UTC ( #478260=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to The Perl Crackpot Index

Very high points for arguing that you don't need strictures or warnings.
I do have to disagree with this one. You don't need either. Granted, I use them in every script that I write that's over 5 lines, but to say that they're needed is going a bit far. You can write perfectly maintainable and understandable code without them.

thor

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Comment on Re: The Perl Crackpot Index
Re^2: The Perl Crackpot Index
by cees (Curate) on Jul 26, 2005 at 16:17 UTC

    The question is not whether you can write clean maintainable code without strict or warnings, but whether or not you need to write code without them? I'd say for the majority of people the answer is no (the rest being the cranks and crackpots)

      The question at hand was whether or not strict and warnings were needed. The original bullet point stated another way is "there is no way to write good Perl without using strict and warnings". Since you conceded that it is possible to write good and maintanable Perl without using strict and warnings, the original statement is false. QED.

      thor

      Feel the white light, the light within
      Be your own disciple, fan the sparks of will
      For all of us waiting, your kingdom will come

        The question at hand was whether or not strict and warnings were needed. The original bullet point stated another way is "there is no way to write good Perl without using strict and warnings".

        The question is whether or not you are arguing that you don't need strict and warnings. If you are writing alot of code where strict just gets in the way (like if you are TheDamian), then you don't need to argue the non-necessity of strict.

Re^2: The Perl Crackpot Index
by brian_d_foy (Abbot) on Jul 26, 2005 at 19:15 UTC

    I think you've missed the point. No one thing is a symptom in itself. Merely saying you don't need strictures or warnings doesn't mean anything. However, if you look at what Perl loons say, this is one of them. It still has to come along with a lot of the other points, as I said in the initial post.

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