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On Commenting Out 'use strict;'
Mark Jason Dominus has an excellent list of replies to problems created by that attitude (among others).
Two of my favorites are:
#11920 The error message is the Truth. The error message is God.
#11921 It could be anything. Too bad you didn't bother to diagnose the error, huh?
Do not rebuke them with harsh words ... but rather lead them gently - with URLs - so that they may learn wisdom.
A Programming Language, 1962
Programming the 1900 series in COBOL, 1974
Algorithms + Data Structures = Programs, 1976
The C Programming Language, 1978
System V - Interface definition, 1986
Z80 Assembly Language Programming, 1979
TheSOURCE User's Manual, 1979
The C Primer, 1983
Interactive Fortran 77, A Hands on Approach, 1984
Perl.1 man page, 1991
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