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Re^4: Numification of strings

by ww (Bishop)
on Aug 02, 2010 at 18:27 UTC ( #852514=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^3: Numification of strings
in thread Numification of strings

"As you can see $a is a string "PV", while $b is an int "IV", even thought it was never used in an numeric context."

If you mean what I think you mean -- that $b is an int BECAUSE it was never used in a numeric content -- I think you're wrong, morgon: $b IS an IV, because it was instantiated that way... as an integer, without quotes that would have made it a string.

Update: Maybe I have the code tags right... at last.


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Re^5: Numification of strings
by morgon (Deacon) on Aug 02, 2010 at 19:06 UTC
    If you mean what I think you mean ...

    :-)

    I meant to disprove the theory that a value becomes an int only after being used in a numeric context by showing an example in which a value is only instantiated (and never used in a numeric context), yet still is numeric.

    Or less convoluted: I probably meant what you said.

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