Chapter 5. Data Types

Array

Indexable list of scalar values.

Code

A piece of Perl code, e.g., a subroutine.

IO

Filehandle. Used in input and output operations.

Format

A format for producing reports.

Glob

All data types.

Hash

Associative array of scalar values.

Scalar

Strings, numbers, typeglobs, and references.

Perl variables can have a distinct value for each of these data types simultaneously.

perldata.

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