Just a few comments.

First of all I agree with you on the importance of making your own mind up. I have made similar points in the past, and on several occasions managed to irritate people by refusing to accept the received wisdom. But I think I learn better for it.

That said, there are a few points about your own behaviour that I would like to point out.

Which brings me to my biggest single comment. The average business has a huge concern known as, "What do we do if ___ gets hit by a bus tomorrow?" This is irritating for any decent programmer, we don't want to feel replacable. (Though a tip for bystanders, make yourself replacable and they are freer to put you into new, more interesting, roles.) Well you are not currently coding for a company that can ask that question, but for the sake of Perl, I hope you look both ways before you cross the street...

In reply to Re (tilly) 2: Paradigm Shift - Don't use strict by tilly
in thread Paradigm Shift - Don't use strict by Ovid

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