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Automatically convert string to number

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If you are looking for a solution for the current production version of Perl 5, please check out the Perl 5 tutorial.

As we can see - in this case - Perl 6 does not care that you typed in a string, the numeric + adds together the two numbers.


#!/usr/bin/env perl6
use v6;

my $a = prompt "First number:";
my $b = prompt "Second number:";

my $c = $a + $b;

say "\nResult: $c";

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Written by Gabor Szabo

Published on 2012-01-01

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