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Hello fkento, and welcome to the Monastery!

From Truth and Falsehood:

The number 0, the strings '0' and "", the empty list (), and undef are all false in a boolean context. All other values are true.

So, since the stringfalse” is none of 0, '0', the empty string, the empty list, or undef, it is true in Perl.

Update: Sorry, misread the question. The answer lies in the distinction between the operators == and eq. The former is for numerical comparison, the latter for string equality. See Equality Operators.

12:43 >perl -E "say (('false' == 'true') ? 'same' : 'different');" same 12:43 >perl -E "say (('false' eq 'true') ? 'same' : 'different');" different 12:43 >

Hope that helps,

Athanasius <°(((><contra mundum


In reply to Re: Illogical logic statement by Athanasius
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