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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • by djberg96 (2603) on 2009.07.14 18:37 (#69456) Journal
    It's not greater, it's just different. The problems you mention will be caught in about 0.1 seconds with any kind of reasonable test suite.

    My observations over many years are that the only people who have problems with the lack of strict variables are Perlers who are new to Ruby, and who are still writing monolithic top-down scripts. It's really a non-issue in practice. Running with -w helps, too. It sure beats the heck out of typing 'my' everywhere.

    • who are still writing monolithic top-down scripts.

      Oh really? So you think Joshua and me are the kind of people who write spaghetti monoliths in Perl? So far I’ve seen this complaint only from Perl programmers I considered competent. Maybe that’s because only competent Perl programmers have come to take the protection of strictures for granted? Just a possible alternative interpretation of the… well, it’s not data, it’s just anecdotes.

      with any kind of reasonable test suite. [