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Re: Are the words "strict" and "warnings" too negative?

by Anonymous Monk
on Sep 03, 2019 at 23:31 UTC ( #11105540=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Are the words "strict" and "warnings" too negative?

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Dear afoken,

This is a meditation on the need to type somewhat negative words at the top of every perl script. Does this have negative consequences for advocacy? I don't know but synonyms for "warning" include "promise of harm," "frightening off," and "talking out of;" and words matter to the mind. How about a nice happy pragma that aliases strict and warnings, without sounding too scary, and has a more positive meaning like maybe: "use perl".

Sincerely, Anonymous

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Re^2: Are the words "strict" and "warnings" too negative?
by Your Mother (Bishop) on Sep 04, 2019 at 22:12 UTC

    Dear Nobody,

    Without an inviting predicate, a citation of what “negative” is to mean here, some kind of context, or an identity attached I think it is the kind of driveby newthink, semantic whitewashing, manipulative, safespace, pablumizing horseplay—not synonyms for garbage but I’m trying to meet you half-way—that I am embarrassed to be around or associated with. I can’t tell this kind of thing from trolling without context. On that note, I am nicer to named monks. When this was considered, I voted to receive, obtain, get, acquire, secure, bring in, realize, derive, procure.

    Sincerely,
    Mrs Dr Thy Mother, née :P Grumpybritches-Toddlewitch

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Re^2: Are the words "strict" and "warnings" too negative?
by jdporter (Canon) on Sep 04, 2019 at 03:09 UTC

    Why didn't you put that info in the OP? We can't read your mind.

    Of course, if you were logged in, you could go and edit the post to make it better.

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Re^2: Are the words "strict" and "warnings" too negative?
by AnomalousMonk (Bishop) on Sep 04, 2019 at 01:29 UTC
    ... a nice happy pragma ...

    Like   use Modern::Perl;   maybe??? (We're already using perl :)

    Update: dict.org sez Moby Thesaurus sez use is synonymous with "abuse", "bad habit", "bleed", "bleed white", "exploit", "impose", "impose upon", "ravages of time", "ritual", "stereotype", "use ill", so maybe we need to adopt a synonym for use; "include" is nice and positive. :)


    Give a man a fish:  <%-{-{-{-<

      > use is synonymous with "abuse"

      I'd like to alias abuse to use ...

      The new keyword would make the code of some colleagues much clearer.

      Cheers Rolf
      (addicted to the Perl Programming Language :)
      Wikisyntax for the Monastery FootballPerl is like chess, only without the dice

Re^2: Are the words "strict" and "warnings" too negative?
by Jenda (Abbot) on Sep 10, 2019 at 20:22 UTC

    If this is one of the things that worry you then maybe you oughtn't be out in the wild and (pretending to be) programming. You ought to sit quietly painting colorful paintings (using eco-bio-fairtrade-organic pigments only) in a well padded safe zone.

    By the way programs in Visual Basic tend(ed) to start with

    Option Strict Option Explicit

    Sounds kinda BDSMish.

    Jenda
    1984 was supposed to be a warning,
    not a manual!

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