[OT] Perl woes

Jonathan Kimmitt Jonathan.Kimmitt at csr.com
Wed Jan 28 12:30:20 GMT 2009

Most people on this list seem to defend the perl design decision such

if ($item == "xyzzy")

should only emit a warning, because after all, a string can be converted
to a number with no loss of meaning (!).

However, what about this one:

for (my $i==0; $i<($tbl_width - 1); $i++) { .... }

Is anybody seriously arguing this could possibly do anything useful. Yet
is not trapped out as an error unless you add the obscure syntax:

use warnings FATAL => 'all';

to the beginning of your program.

PS the strange formatting of my original post was caused by

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