While you are correct, (and I ++'ed ya), perhaps he is more familiar with another programming language where those constants do exist (such as java)? You have to admit that it does make the program easier to read, and easier to maintain for a non-native perl programmer. Thats not to say I'd do it myself, but if it helps Dave write code that he is more comfortable with, why not? TIMTOWTDI, right? :)
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