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Re: 'use strict' is not Perl

by patgas (Friar)
on Aug 28, 2001 at 17:10 UTC ( #108422=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to 'use strict' is not Perl

I don't know if any other monks agree with me, but the title for this node sounds a lot more controversial than it should. My first reaction was "What?!? And it's by Ovid?!?" I'd suggest changing the title to something like "'use strict' is not just for Perl".

But this is great information, and reminds me how much Perl (and this site) has influenced my other programming. My main job is to write ASP applications, and I admit I hardly ever turned on 'Option Explicit' or declared my variables until I started reading PM, and realized how horribly wrong that was. I'm still a while off from writing flawless code, but it's getting a lot better.

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Re: Re: 'use strict' is not Perl
by dragonchild (Archbishop) on Aug 28, 2001 at 17:19 UTC
    Heh. I /msg'ed Ovid about that very thing maybe 5 minutes after the post went up. You even got the title I suggested exactly! :)

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(Ovid) Re(2): 'use strict' is not Perl
by Ovid (Cardinal) on Aug 28, 2001 at 18:49 UTC

    Since you're not the first to mention that title to me, I guess I should explain.

    I gave a lot of thought to the title and wondered if what I was naming it was appropriate. I finally decided that it was for a couple of reasons. The first is simple. 'use strict' isn't just Perl. It's a good programming concept that applies everywhere. It's only in Perl that we happen to use the words 'use strict' to describe and implement it.

    The second reason was a bit more sneaky. If I may be less than humble for a moment, I have to say that I felt like I was presenting some worthwhile material. Since I wanted monks to read it, I deliberately chose a provocative title. Of course, you see that a lot in my posts (Death to dot star!, use CGI or die;, etc). While I didn't want to deliberately sow confusion, I felt it was better to try to get people to read this -- and hopefully take it to heart.

    Cheers,
    Ovid

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