[Chicago-talk] In partial defense of no 'use strict'

Sean Blanton, Ph.D. sean at blanton.com
Wed Feb 25 08:34:17 PST 2009

In partial defense, the Perl stubs are not whole scripts and variable
declarations may be prepended later. So 'use strict' in the stub will always
cause lots of errors if you run a 'perl -c' on the stub. When editing the
stub by itself, it is still useful in to run 'perl -c' to catch other
OK, the header could have 'use strict'...

I always use strict in my normal code - saves time, plain and simple.


On Tue, Feb 24, 2009 at 11:23 PM, Joshua McAdams
<joshua.mcadams at gmail.com>wrote:

> Whew, another Chicago.pm meeting is done.  From what I heard, this was
> the best Chicago.pm meeting this month, so we have something to be
> proud of!
> We had two great presentations.  Kicking things off was Jon Rockway
> with a talk about KiokuDB (http://www.iinteractive.com/kiokudb/) and
> closing out the show was Sean Blanton with a talk about OpenMake
> (http://www.openmakesoftware.com/) and how they use Perl (without
> strict!) to drive massive build systems.
> We also handed out a few books procured by Pete Krawczyk from the
> folks at O'Reilly.  The books this time around were "Visualizing Data"
> (http://oreilly.com/catalog/9780596514556/) and "Intellectual Property
> and Open Source" (http://oreilly.com/catalog/9780596517960).  Thanks
> O'Reilly!
> After the meeting we went down the block to Dick's Last Resort were we
> had a few drinks on OpenMake (thanks Sean!) and were subjected to
> music from what had to be the luckiest band ever... nobody who sounded
> like that should ever get a gig :)  I guess that's what we get for
> having a meeting on Mardi Gras, or as Pete calls it, Paczki Day.
> That makes two great Chicago Perl meet-ups in a row this year.  Let's
> keep the streak going.  Our next meeting is Tuesday March 24th and
> will most likely be held at the Google offices again at 20 W Kinzie.
> There are no topics yet, though it was mentioned that it was high time
> for the chart-off to actually happen.  Also, there is rumor that
> Steven Little, creator of Moose, will be on-hand next time around...
> we can always hope.
> Comments, criticisms, and suggestions welcome.  Please send them to
> spam at example.com.
> Josh
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