Tom Christiansen wrote: > > >How about the much less inflamatory, and much more useful: > > How about addressing the real issue? > > % perl -lwe '@a[0,2] = (0,2); print "@a $a", "$a", $a' > Use of uninitialized value in join at -e line 1. > Use of uninitialized value in concatenation (.) at -e line 1. > Use of uninitialized value in string at -e line 1. > Use of uninitialized value in print at -e line 1. > > Those are all different cases. They should not be conflated just > to stick a pacifier in the mouths of the confused, because that It seems a shame to have to use another language, just because a couple of warnings confuse once in a while. > would penalize the rest of us. People are can't understand warnings Why is a clear message a penalty? > should hire a programmer who can. It's apparently misleading enough to generate about seventy (occasionally off-topic) messages recently (most of which I have finally read). > The real issue is ignorance. Solve it by education. Finally, unfortunately, I have to agree with you on that one. Ciao Richard Foley --- firstname.lastname@example.org 'Ciao' - shorter than 'Aufwiedersehen'