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Float Literals in Perl

by root (Scribe)
on Nov 05, 1999 at 02:18 UTC ( #944=perltutorial: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

Floats in Perl can be represented in all the ways that C would allow you to
Here are some examples for you:
0.1 
-123.4
-10e4  # (-10) times 10 to the fourth power
-10E4  # the same thing
-1E5   # Another way to say the same thing
-1e-6  # -1 * 10 to the -6th power

String literals in Perl have some interesting characteristics you should learn about.

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