Beefy Boxes and Bandwidth Generously Provided by pair Networks
"be consistent"
 
PerlMonks  

Re^6: Strong typing and Type Safety.A multilanguage approach

by nikosv (Hermit)
on Nov 20, 2010 at 15:40 UTC ( #872674=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^5: Strong typing and Type Safety.A multilanguage approach
in thread Strong typing and Type Safety.A multilanguage approach

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.

Quoting Wikipedia

Type Conversion In most languages, the word coercion is used to denote an implicit conversion, either during compilation or during run time.


Comment on Re^6: Strong typing and Type Safety.A multilanguage approach
Re^7: Strong typing and Type Safety.A multilanguage approach
by chromatic (Archbishop) on Nov 20, 2010 at 18:12 UTC

    Allow me to assure you that the author of Modern Perl disagrees with your interpretation of his words.

Log In?
Username:
Password:

What's my password?
Create A New User
Node Status?
node history
Node Type: note [id://872674]
help
Chatterbox?
and the web crawler heard nothing...

How do I use this? | Other CB clients
Other Users?
Others studying the Monastery: (15)
As of 2014-07-23 17:29 GMT
Sections?
Information?
Find Nodes?
Leftovers?
    Voting Booth?

    My favorite superfluous repetitious redundant duplicative phrase is:









    Results (148 votes), past polls