If there is one thing I have learned from my short time here at Perl Monks (and there must be a million but probably the most important thing), it has to be the value of using strict and warnings. In many many posts on the SOPW area, I all to often see the recommendation to use strict and warnings to point the user in the right direction.
I for one can't believe that people still don't use them. I do sometimes find it a little difficult to understand the error that is reported but sure as hell I'll know there is a problem and if I don't understand the error I will be pointed to the line that has the problem.
I have no formal background in programming and often take ages to find where I have made a silly if not bad mistake in my code. Using strict and warnings definately has helped me re-look at a LOT of my code and as a result I am starting to understand more and hopefully write better code.
So for my two cents, use strict and warnings as a newbie...It has definately helped me.
Of all the things I've lost in my life, its my mind I miss the most.
~Mon Sep 16 16:28:53 2002 (GMT)
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