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Re^5: RFC: Tutorial: use strict; now what!?

by Eliya (Vicar)
on Feb 08, 2012 at 18:21 UTC ( #952549=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^4: RFC: Tutorial: use strict; now what!?
in thread RFC: Tutorial: use strict; now what!?

Well, "perl -w" is "enabling warnings", too.   I don't specifically care whether people use "use warnings", "-w" on the command line, or "-w" on the shebang line, as long as they do enable warnings when appropriate.

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Re^6: RFC: Tutorial: use strict; now what!?
by educated_foo (Vicar) on Feb 08, 2012 at 18:32 UTC
    "When appropriate" is key. strict is useful (or at least harmless) most of the time; warnings is harmful more often, and useful less often. My point is that warnings can be helpful for finding bugs, but can also force you to change working code for no good reason. Don't use warnings; unless you understand what it does.

    EDIT: Whee! Let's play the downvote game! If you want upvotes, it's important to follow Perlmonks dogma.

      I downvoted you -- not for your opinion on warnings, but for your crackpot "perlmonks dogma" quip.

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