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

Andrew Pam andrew at sericyb.com.au
Sun Jun 5 18:30:51 PDT 2016

On 06/06/16 10:55, Simon Taylor wrote:
> The casual user has the right to expect that the stringification going 
> on here will not affect $port
> We're used to it, but it doesn't make it good or sensible in my 
> view... it just makes it something we're used to.

It's a classic mismatch of models.  In Perl, variables aren't really 
supposed to be strongly typed, so there are bound to be problems when 
you try to use them in a strongly typed way - which is where the 
excellent suggestion of JSON::Typist makes sense.  JavaScript has 
similar issues!


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