A good programmer needs many qualities: intelligence, foresight, dedication, and the ability to fight off a hundred angry targh armed only with your bat’leth. On Qo’noS, software developers undertake an intensive course in combat programming before they are cleared for active duty. The tlhIngan traditions have long known one truth holds true for both glory in battle and software development:
bIlujDI' yIchegh()Qo'; yIHegh()!
It is better to die() than to return() in failure.
For too long, Perl has been a pujwI’, and unsuitable for use by true warriors. In this talk we will show how the new autodie pragma can help you to code with batlh!
Paul Fenwick is the managing director of Perl Training Australia, and has been teaching computer science for over a decade. He is an internationally acclaimed presenter at conferences and user-groups worldwide, where he is well-known for his humour and off-beat topics.
In his spare time, Paul’s interests include security, mycology, cycling, coffee, scuba diving, and lexically scoped user pragmata.
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