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Re^2: Breaking The Rules

by spiritway (Vicar)
on Jun 02, 2006 at 03:31 UTC ( #553210=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Breaking The Rules
in thread Breaking The Rules

The thing about use warnings; is that it helps you to avoid subtle, sneaky errors that you would otherwise have a very difficult time tracking down. I'll gladly put up with a few spurious warnings, versus spending many hours of head-banging debug time trying to find where I slipped up. For me, use warnings; has paid for itself many times over.

As is so often the case, YMMV. I've never encountered anything like the situation you mention. Perhaps I'm not sufficiently advanced; perhaps it's just coding styles. If I ran into problems more often, I might agree with you and stop using warnings. To date, though, this nit-picky little pragma has saved me much aggravation and gnashing of teeth, muttering evil phrases, and all that fun stuff we're so good at.

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