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Re^3: On Commenting Out 'use strict;'

by rinceWind (Monsignor)
on Aug 11, 2005 at 10:14 UTC ( #482893=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^2: On Commenting Out 'use strict;'
in thread On Commenting Out 'use strict;'

I fairly recently gave some perl coaching to a VB programmer who has been dabbling in perl scripts. He had a problem that required some debugging; I introduced him to the delights of perl5db and we found the problem - a typo in a variable name.

I then explained to him about use strict; and he agreed it was a good idea, and should be in any agreed coding standards. I also asked him whether he would conceive of having production VB code without "option explicit". He took my point.


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Re^4: On Commenting Out 'use strict;'
by hatter (Pilgrim) on Aug 11, 2005 at 16:04 UTC
    A few minutes with the perl debugger would be enough time for anyone to decide they're rather use strict and avoid having to use the debugger again.

    the hatter

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