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On Commenting Out 'use strict;'
Mark Jason Dominus has an excellent list of replies to problems created by that attitude (among others).
Two of my favorites are:
#11920 The error message is the Truth. The error message is God.
#11921 It could be anything. Too bad you didn't bother to diagnose the error, huh?
Do not rebuke them with harsh words ... but rather lead them gently - with URLs - so that they may learn wisdom.
Use two parentheses: (Like this: :) )
Use one parenthesis: (Like this: :)
Reverse direction of the smiley: (Like this: (: )
Use angle/square brackets instead of parentheses
Use C-style commenting to set the smiley off from the closing parenthesis
Make the smiley a dunce: (:>
I disapprove of emoticons
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