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From:
Aristotle Pagaltzis
Date:
December 27, 2007 10:29
Subject:
Re: 5.11 (or 12) and strict
Message ID:
20071227182940.GC564@klangraum
* Sean O'Rourke <seano@cs.ucsd.edu> [2007-12-27 17:45]:
> Aristotle Pagaltzis <pagaltzis@gmx.de> writes:
> > It’s more like “if you want to *ALL* of Perl 5.12’s (not
> > 5.10’s) desirable features, you’re also gonna get this other
> > feature (strictures) that a large majority of programmers
> > always want anyway, which you can turn off if you’re not one
> > of them.”
> >
> > Doesn’t sound that authoritarian all of a sudden…
> 
> Um... yes, it still does: "if you want the latest version,
> follow the herd."

So where does `no strict` fit into that? So far you haven’t even
tacitly acknowledged the existence of an opt-out, let alone its
relevance to your authoritarianism argument, to say nothing of
`use feature ":5.12"`, which would be the same as `use 5.012`
without the strictures. What definition of “authoritarian”
can reasonably be said to apply to these?

Regards,
-- 
Aristotle Pagaltzis // <http://plasmasturm.org/>

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