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scope of "use strict"? (needed: "superstrict")
Unfortunately, this is not going to help you out. If a module was written without using strict, adding strictures to it, after the fact, will most likely cause it to completely stop working.
Take CGI.pm for example. It doesn't use strict, and it does work. If you download it from CPAN, and add "use strict;" to the top of it, it'll be all compiler errors and completely stop working.
Strictures are a tool for writing code, not for debugging code. Granted, code written with strictures is going to be easier to debug... but code written without strictures cannot be debugged by applying strictures. If anything, it will be "bugged" by doing so.
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