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it came up at work...
perl is my hammer; i shall not be screwed.
or from YAPsalms:
Stricture is my shepherd, I shall be warned.
It maketh me to declare my variables and leadeth me away from unclear references.
It restoreth my good habits: it leadeth me in the paths of righteouness for my sanity's sake.
Yea, though I code through the VPN with latency and dropped packets, I will fear no typos: for thou art with me; strict vars and strict subs they cover me.
Thou preparest my webpage in the presence of mod_php; thou anointest my module with interoperability; my plate is full.
Surely goodness and accuracy shall work with me in all the scripts of my life, and I will use strict in the house of perl forever.