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Re^3: log() and int() problemby LanX (Chancellor)
|on Dec 25, 2012 at 18:49 UTC||Need Help??|
OK, thanks for correcting!
(I already suspected that I should place one more "IIRC". :)
Maybe I remembered something different or Scalar::Util::dualvar confused me or the reality in perl is even more complex. (and the latter wouldn't surprise me)
PS: or was it JS ... ?!?
For the records, here the source of my misunderstanding
Perl can internally represent numbers in 3 different ways: as native integers, as native floating point numbers, and as decimal strings. Decimal strings may have an exponential notation part, as in "12.34e-56" . Native here means "a format supported by the C compiler which was used to build perl".