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Re: PERL as shibboleth and the Perl community
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I was with you until you drew the cargo cult parallel. How is that applicable? “Use strict and warnings” is a mantra when writing code; “avoid GOTO” has been another one for a long time. Sure, “know when not to” is added on occasion; but just because something is considered good style and widely followed in a community does not make following it mere cargo cult.
Makeshifts last the longest.