in reply to Re^6: strong typing
in thread (Completely OT) - Hero(i)n programming language on Slashdot

Containers have types in Perl. Values don't. That's how (I say) Perl's type system works.

(Okay, that's not entirely true, but if you need gory details, look in sv.h and Devel::Peek. My point is that Perl doesn't expose the types of values to users.)