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Anonymous Monk has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

Hello, please dear Monks I'm using the Modern Perl Book to learn perl. I'm not getting this part
For example, the eq operator tests that two values contain equivalent +string values: say "Catastrophic crypto fail!" if $alice eq $bob;
What are the string values of $alice and $bob since they haven't been assigned anything before?