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Perl assumes "inf*" == "Infinity" == number #255
# In "Is It a Number?" (http://www.perl.com/CPAN/doc/FMTEYEWTK/is_numeric.html),
print "Enter any word. Words starting with \"inf\" will produce the error.\n";
$iFoo = $foo + 0;
Site configuration information for perl 5.00502:
Configured by ib42 at Fri Nov 20 17:52:24 EST 1998.
Summary of my perl5 (5.0 patchlevel 5 subversion 2) configuration:
Locally applied patches:
@INC for perl 5.00502:
Environment for perl 5.00502:
Thanks for your report. This particular problem has been reported in
Ilya Goldin writes:
It gets messy because Perl does nothing and knows nothing about any "inf".
Sadly the second one.