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Re^5: Strong typing and Type Safety.A multilanguage approach
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Quoting Modern Perl Books page 15
Perl will do its best to coerce values to the proper type (see Coercion, page 47), depending on the operators you use. Be sure to
use the proper operator for the type of context you want.
In most languages, the word coercion is used to denote an implicit conversion, either during compilation or during run time.