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Re: Complex Problems vs. Simple Tools

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Mike Lacey
July 25, 2000 13:23
Re: Complex Problems vs. Simple Tools
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----- Original Message -----
From: <>
To: "Peter Scott" <>
Cc: "Tom Christiansen" <>; <>
Sent: Tuesday, July 25, 2000 3:25 AM
Subject: Re: Complex Problems vs. Simple Tools

> On Mon, Jul 24, 2000 at 07:08:23PM -0700, Peter Scott wrote:
> > At 07:53 PM 7/24/00 -0600, Tom Christiansen wrote:
> > > >By way of further inflammatory suggestions, I would like the (less)
> > > >strictness levels to be install-time options, so that sites can make
> > > >policies for their developers that prohibit some or all strictness
> > > >turned off in their perl.
. [lot's of good stuff deleted here]
. [this - from Abigail's reply]
> Coding standards are good. But everyone has their own ideas on what good
> coding practise is.
> I do not think it's Perls task to force coding standards, or even any form
> of strictness by default.

Abi - with respect.

Giving site admins the ability to enforce the use of 'use strict' and -w
might well be a step forward in terms of how Perl is seen by corporate I.T.
management. If options like this could be specified at compile time it would
give those sites *who* *want* *it* the ability to enforce them. The rest of
us (hmmm, not me probably) would continue as we are....


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