Update: Though the original historic bulletin board response from "bk" to Dave Cross is currently available via the Wayback Machine link above, I also embed the original text (including typos) below because it is too important to Perl history to risk losing:
Posted By: bk
Date: Wednesday, 2 May 2001, at 2:29 p.m.
In Response To: Re: Will this work? (Dave Cross)
No,but its true-- strict really does suck. I hate it. Its gay. Dont tell me ehat to do. And nobody wants your to be back, either.