Beefy Boxes and Bandwidth Generously Provided by pair Networks DiBona
Don't ask to ask, just ask
 
PerlMonks  

Comment on

( #3333=superdoc: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??
If the offending code runs the same with or without strictures/warnings, then they aren't essential to the code fragment.
I know that, you know that. Unfortunally, it happens over and over again that someone posts a code fragment with a problem, without 'strict' or 'warnings', and where it doesn't matter whether strict and warnings are on or not, and people will reply with pointless posts saying "I don't know what the problem is, but it's better to use strict and warnings".

That's why I recommend to not golf. It's a pre-filter, it keeps out some of the useless replies.

One can speak to strictures/warnings in the exposition.
Sure, but then you might as well say it in the code.
The key is to remove all distractions from the problem at hand.
Exactly. Remove all distractions from the readers. That includes not emitting things that might cause replies of the form "perhaps you should try adding this".

The absense of 'use strict' or the use of '$a' is a trigger for people to respond. Not to the problem, but to the distraction. Add characters - to eliminate distractions.

Perl --((8:>*

In reply to Re^3: I know what I mean. Why don't you? by Perl Mouse
in thread I know what I mean. Why don't you? by GrandFather

Title:
Use:  <p> text here (a paragraph) </p>
and:  <code> code here </code>
to format your post; it's "PerlMonks-approved HTML":



  • Posts are HTML formatted. Put <p> </p> tags around your paragraphs. Put <code> </code> tags around your code and data!
  • Read Where should I post X? if you're not absolutely sure you're posting in the right place.
  • Please read these before you post! —
  • Posts may use any of the Perl Monks Approved HTML tags:
    a, abbr, b, big, blockquote, br, caption, center, col, colgroup, dd, del, div, dl, dt, em, font, h1, h2, h3, h4, h5, h6, hr, i, ins, li, ol, p, pre, readmore, small, span, spoiler, strike, strong, sub, sup, table, tbody, td, tfoot, th, thead, tr, tt, u, ul, wbr
  • Outside of code tags, you may need to use entities for some characters:
            For:     Use:
    & &amp;
    < &lt;
    > &gt;
    [ &#91;
    ] &#93;
  • Link using PerlMonks shortcuts! What shortcuts can I use for linking?
  • See Writeup Formatting Tips and other pages linked from there for more info.
  • Log In?
    Username:
    Password:

    What's my password?
    Create A New User
    Chatterbox?
    and the web crawler heard nothing...

    How do I use this? | Other CB clients
    Other Users?
    Others about the Monastery: (7)
    As of 2014-04-18 23:57 GMT
    Sections?
    Information?
    Find Nodes?
    Leftovers?
      Voting Booth?

      April first is:







      Results (473 votes), past polls