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I see, thank you. I have another question,in this piece of code say "Catastrophic crypto fail!" if $alice eq $bob; what value is $alice eq $bob producing?
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Re^5: Learning Programming, desperately need to know what information is contained in scalar variables
by AnomalousMonk (Bishop) on Jul 20, 2020 at 16:43 UTC

    These things can be found out by experimentation. Experimentation is easy and highly encouraged.

    c:\@Work\Perl\monks>perl -wMstrict -le "use Data::Dump qw(dd); ;; my $value; ;; my $alice = 'alice'; my $bob = 'alice'; ;; $value = $alice eq $bob; dd 'result of evaluating a comparison that is true', $value; ;; $alice = 'alice'; $bob = 'bob'; ;; $value = $alice eq $bob; dd 'result of evaluating a comparison that is false', $value; " ("result of evaluating a comparison that is true", 1) ("result of evaluating a comparison that is false", "")
    See also Relational Operators and Equality Operators in perlop.

    Update: Didn't read far enough before posting; question already asked and answered.


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