[OT] Perl woes

Martin A. Brooks martin at antibodymx.net
Wed Jan 28 11:27:53 GMT 2009

Jonathan Kimmitt wrote:
> 	Whoever said, the primary purpose of a compiler is to check for
> errors,
> 	and only if there are no errors, create the code, was most
> definitely not talking about Perl.
> 	The next time I use == instead of eq to compare two strings, I
> will know to expect it will always
> 	evaluate to true. What other language does this (apart from C,
> which would invariably return false)
> 	It would be a trivial matter to return an error or warning if ==
> is used for items which aren't numbers
> 	And this is in a language which is praised for its powerful
> string handling !

"use strict; use warnings;" perhaps?

Also, would you like someone to help you fix your keyboard? :)

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