Perl 5’s “trick” is that printing without specifying numeric formatting (which is available of…
Bill Ricker

Bill Ricker: I didn’t know about the peculiarities of perl’s rules for conversion. It’s great to learn something new about 5 as well since I’m still using Perl 5 for tasks at work. True story: There’s much I don’t know, because for a few years now I have just assumed that the version of Perl that ships with Mac OS X is v5.6. So it’s just recently I’ve understood that Apple has upgraded and made 5.18 available. I have a lot of catching up to do!