More thought, less dogma please
I recently came across a link to an old article by MJD. The sections "On Forking", "New Versions", "NP Complete Problems", and "Why I Hate
strict" are particularly worth reading. His basic point in each section is that you should think about the problem you're trying to solve when you write code, and stay mindful of why you are doing certain things. I wish there were more smart, thoughtful people like MJD in the Perl community nowadays, and fewer dogmatists.