| > That is because this is a special case coded into Perl.
every string starting with a number (plus leading whitespaces) evaluates to that number.
The only specialty about "0 but true" are the missing messages under "warnings".
DB<102> $a=" 41 The ultimate answer!"
DB<103> print ++$a
I would rather prefer "0.0" or "0E0", if I was calling functions in scalar context.
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