(originally presented at YAPC::Europe::2007)
No-one is as critical about something as those that love it dearly. Mark Fowler has been collecting complaints from professional Perl developers for years about what warts still remain with the language when strict and warnings are turned on.
Are these problems unsolvable? A veteran Perl programmer himself Mark attempted to try and solve these issues - and then turned to the experts, the people who write books on Perl, the people who maintain the perl interpreter itself, for help.
This is what he learned...