Judging the use of strict and warnings by the presence of the pragmata alone is stupid. No my in sight in a longer snippet that uses multiple variables is a much better indicator. Global filehandles and two-argument open are additional red flags. Basically, Iíve seen enough bad Perl code that I can tell it by the ďsmellĒ Iím not even sure all of the hints I pick up on are conscious.
Though in general, unless the problem is obviously caused by a lack of strictures or would clearly have been pointed out by a warning, I only suggest that the poster may make his life easier by using them. And Iíve downvoted a fair number of nodes where someone just hawks about strictures and warnings when they obviously havenít even taken the time to read the posterís problem description and code. (I remember there was a thread recently where half a dozen people worthlessly posted about strict and warnings when the problem had absolutely nothing to do with that. Way to pollute the forum.)
Makeshifts last the longest.