in reply to Perlmonk's "best pratices" in the real world

Pfft!
use strict ; use warnings ; use diagnostics ;
Starts everything I write. I know I'm going to screw it up; why mess around? And if I ever get the hang of this programming in Perl thing (and I haven't since 1998 so far) I'll still use the above!
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ellem@optonline.net
There's more than one way to do it, but only some of them actually work.