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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • Hi Ovid

    All you're doing is adding obfuscation to %ENV.

    Big mistake.

    • Diagnosing $ENV{FEILD} is better? What's your solution?

      • Hash::Util's lock_keys seems like a good solution to me.

        • Except that sometimes people need to add environment variables. Boom!

          • Exactly right. At the very least, using PAR would be entirely out of the question. And you never know when someone down the road thinks *your* deployment strategy sucked big time and wants to do it over differently.

          • There is also an unlock_keys function for that case. And then if you're paranoid, you re-lock it. And if you want to use PAR later, you can have lock_keys be done conditionally depending on whether you are in your development environment or are all packaged up with PAR.

            My experience is that using lock_keys to cause typos in hash accesses to blow up has a similar effect on catching my typos to strict. Albeit with a performance overhead. And the bonus is that it works for any kind of hash.

            An example where