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Hi Monks, I just scratched my head for a good chunk of my time resolving an issue which boils down to this:
use JSON; $params->{timeout} = 2000; $body->{"timeout"} = (defined $params->{timeout}?$params->{timeout} : +3000); print "$body->{timeout}\n"; #<-----suspect line my $body_string = to_json($body); print "$body_string";
In the above code, the mere printing of the hash value adds double quotes to the timeout value in the json as shown in the output.
Output: 2000 {"timeout":"2000"}
Now if you remove the "suspect line" from the above code:
use JSON; $params->{timeout} = 2000; $body->{"timeout"} = (defined $params->{timeout}?$params->{timeout} : +3000); my $body_string = to_json($body); print "$body_string";
Output: {"timeout":2000}
In the second output, the value 2000 wasn't wrapped in quotes. I find it really peculiar as to why the mere printing of the hash value changes the behavior of the output??

In reply to Peculiar incident: printing a variable changes its type by mkhan

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