[Melbourne-pm] When your variables can't keep their types..

Alfie John alfiej at fastmail.fm
Sun Jun 5 17:42:17 PDT 2016

On Mon, Jun 6, 2016, at 10:29 AM, Toby Corkindale wrote:
> Thanks for the replies all, but perhaps my point was missed.
> It's not about JSON treating strings and integers differently.
> Note that I did not assign anything to $port between the two calls to 
> encode_json(), yet $port changes.
> Despite their name ("variables"), in normal programming languages,
> variables 
> only change when they're assigned to.
> hence the exclamation at the end of the example -- "WTF Perl?!"


In future, if you want to be more explicit in types there's:



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