Take a look at Damian Conway's book 'Perl best Practices'
and the attendant Perl module Perl::Critic
. The Damian has some good points to make (and a few that I disagree with). Running your code through perl-critic at a reasonable level of strictness (-4 or for the very masochistic -3) can be enlightening.
Also use warnings in addition to use strict -- suspenders and belt....
I Go Back to Sleep, Now.
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