Not so fast. What if beginner is facing some lazily written module/code which fails with -w? To avoid frustration, we should suggest that:
- -w is lazy, version-independent way to get warnings
- if it fails, and they are using perl above 5.6.0, then they should use warnings after failing module was used.
Point 2 can be hidden in link, named "if -w fails", so only point 1 will be visible.
I am sure somebody can write it in better english. : )
Just my $0.02.
I think we are going to another extreme: from not enough links for newbies, to spending too much time on dicussion about links for newbies....
Let them to do some homework, to have some fun, too.
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