[OT] Perl woes

Piers Cawley pdcawley-london.0dd185 at bofh.org.uk
Wed Jan 28 11:26:11 GMT 2009

On Wed, Jan 28, 2009 at 11:23 AM, Piers Cawley
<pdcawley-london.0dd185 at bofh.org.uk> wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 28, 2009 at 10:56 AM, Jonathan Kimmitt
> <Jonathan.Kimmitt at csr.com> wrote:
>>        Whoever said, the primary purpose of a compiler is to check for
>> errors,
>>        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)
> If only it were that simple:
> '10' == 'something' # false
>>        It would be a trivial matter to return an error or warning if ==
>> is used for items which aren't numbers
> Actually, I was surprised to find that there isn't a warning for that
> with warnings turned on. Memory proving faulty.

When I say 'memory' I obviously mean 'ability to check something out sanely'.

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