I sure as an experienced and competent programmer you have no need for help from the dumb computer, but for me tools such as strictures, a good IDE and unit tests make me an order of magnitude more productive with much greater confidence in my work.
I sometimes find "strict," "perl -w," and Emacs's syntax highlighting helpful. I also understand what they do. Mindlessly chanting "use strict;\nuse warnings;\n\n
" at people doesn't teach them anything.
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But don't you *dare* question it.