[OT] Perl woes

Jonathan Stowe jns at integration-house.com
Wed Jan 28 12:46:36 GMT 2009

2009/1/28 Jonathan Kimmitt <Jonathan.Kimmitt at csr.com>:
> Most people on this list seem to defend the perl design decision such
> that
> if ($item == "xyzzy")
> should only emit a warning, because after all, a string can be converted
> to a number with no loss of meaning (!).

It's not so much a matter of defending the "perl design decision" in
this particular matter as being aware that if you have a dynamically
typed language such as Perl then you are never going to be able to
deal with all cases like this at "compile time" adequately.

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