in reply to Common Beginner Mistakes

Excellent article!!

Although these are typical of 'beginners' , I would like/not like to point out that I've seen some 'veterans' who tend to make the same mistakes.

I'm not entirely without guilt, either. I recently took a look at some 'old' code (developed in '97 when I was starting to learn Perl) and saw some wonderful examples of what you have pointed out above.