in reply to Paradigm Shift - Don't use strict
Do what is right: Do not adhere to dogma.
On a more serious note, my old english teacher used to say that once you know all the rules, you may freely break all of them. I use strict; on a religious basis due to the fact that I'm only a fair-ish coder but on the day that I feel that I have a very good reason to break the rules, I will and with absolute conviction that I am on the righteous path.
"Without evil there can be no good, so it must be good to be evil sometimes.
--Satan, South Park: Bigger, Longer, Uncut.