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Re3: Things every perl programmer should know?

by dragonchild (Archbishop)
on Jun 25, 2003 at 18:08 UTC ( #268937=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Re: Things every perl programmer should know?
in thread Things every perl programmer should know?

Removing strict/warnings from deployed code ... I'm of two minds on this one. On the one hand, if it's deployed, you should be able to trust it. (I am, of course, speaking mostly tongue-in-cheek.)

But, warnings and strict, coupled with good logging, will catch a ton of run-time errors, like undefined objects being used and the like.

(Though, good programming practices and code reviews will catch 99% of those, anyways. I can't believe the amount of code that's just slapped together, especially in Perl. At my current position, I'm having to rewrite my customers' code cause my systems can't depend on their dreck.)

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[Corion]: Hi marto!
[Corion]: I just found out that in $current_top_prior ity_project , the part I am in is not even in the top three worries. That's somewhat bad, not because I'm happy with being a top worry but because that means that I don't even know how bad the rest ...
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[marto]: it's good to know that things can always get worse :P

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