This is only half the answer because using strict is a standard nowadays.
There might be cases where this is needed, but please apply no strict "refs" in a restricted block around it and use strict; in file scope.
see for instance no strict refs for blocks?
> there might be some jedi,
> who'd tell you that it's wrong
> they just want you to obey their will
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