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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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    • For the most part, the only warning perl issued during runtime for my programs 'Use of uninitialized value ...', which is a pretty lame warning since Perl defines new created variables to be, er, undefined.

    I always use 'perl -w'. I almost always find that 'Use of unitialized value' inicates a mistake that I need to correct. Sure, if you are testing for defined(), then the code can catch this and do something intelligent, but that's not usually the case in my code.

    Most typically, the use of an unitiali

    • Maybe I don't understand what you're getting at or maybe our coding styles are radically different, but I pretty much always want to be warned that I'm using an unitialized value.

      I do 'use strict,' so don't take me for a total slacker. I haven't seen many situations in my code that the 'uninitialize' warning is helpful. With 'use strict' and a -wc check, I can catch typos at compile time. After that, I normally *depend* on values being uninitialized. For instance:

      my $tmp;