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When do you include the usual use pragmas in your example code?
(Shrug ...) I simply think that everything which you choose to place within your <code>...</code> tags should be “complete.” The already-confused Gentle Reader™ ought to be able to copy-and-paste exactly what you gave him, run it, and wind up with exactly the outcome that you refer to. Both the strict and the warnings pragmas have a very-distinct and therefore very-important influence upon whether-or-not this actually occurs, since Perl, by-default, will DWIAABITYM = Do What I (As A Binary Idiot) Think You Mean ;-) Both of them also, by default, are not included. Therefore, by all means, include them. (I am, already, confused-as-hell ... therefore, please don’t leave me guessing ...)