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fkento:

Nearly all values are true. False is reserved for a select few values like 0, '0' and ''.

Roboticus@Roboticus-PC ~ $ perl t.pl 0 is false 0 is false foo is true bar is true fkento is true true is true false is true yes is true no is true is false Roboticus@Roboticus-PC ~ $ cat t.pl #!/usr/bin/perl use strict; use warnings; for my $t (0, qw(0 foo bar fkento true false yes no), '') { print "$t is ", ($t ? 'true' : 'false'), "\n"; }

Remember--text strings are just strings, even if they say "false" or "true". You should read the perldata (third paragraph after 'scalar' heading) for the basics.

...roboticus

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