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Answer: Why are these 2 strings equal?

by bikeNomad (Priest)
on Jun 09, 2001 at 02:17 UTC ( #87103=categorized answer: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

Q&A > strings > Why are these 2 strings equal? - Answer contributed by bikeNomad

Because when you use == the strings are converted to numbers. And both these strings equal 0 when converted to numbers. And 0 == 0.

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[sierpinski]: I've never seen $#$var before.
[LanX]: $list cops be an array ref
[LanX]: could
[LanX]: $#array gives the length
[LanX]: no sorry ...
[sierpinski]: so that would just be deferencing it...
[LanX]: the last index!
[LanX]: yes
[sierpinski]: yeah I guess $list is a reference.. yeah
[sierpinski]: why is it the last index and not the first? because the length of the array becomes the index?

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