[OT] Perl woes

Jonathan Kimmitt Jonathan.Kimmitt at csr.com
Wed Jan 28 10:56:41 GMT 2009

	Whoever said, the primary purpose of a compiler is to check for
	and only if there are no errors, create the code, was most
definitely not talking about Perl.
	The next time I use == instead of eq to compare two strings, I
will know to expect it will always
	evaluate to true. What other language does this (apart from C,
which would invariably return false)
	It would be a trivial matter to return an error or warning if ==
is used for items which aren't numbers
	And this is in a language which is praised for its powerful
string handling !

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