On Mon, Feb 22, 2016 at 9:15 PM, TS xx <maringa...@hotmail.com> wrote:
> I expect $.value to hold Strings, but I want to be able to instantiate
> MyClass whether I have a value already or not, and I also want to be able
> to tell if $.value has a real String or not. Is this possible?
You don't want Nil there; it's not the undefined value, it's a value of a
special type. You want Str, the type object for Strings, which also serves
as the undefined value (also true for other types). You can test it with
$myObject = MyClass.new(Str);
then you can test $!value.defined or whatever.
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