"Perl for Perl Newbies" - Part 1ExpressionsMore about strings

3.3. More about strings

In perl, strings and numbers are seamlessly converted into each other depending on the context in which they are used.

print (("5" + "6"), "\n");
print ((56 . 23), "\n");

The output of this program is:

11
5623

Written by Shlomi Fish