Perl uses single or double quotes to surround a zero or more characters. Are the single(' ') or double quotes (" ") identical?

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Perl uses single or double quotes to surround a zero or more characters. Are the single(' ') or double quotes (" ") identical?

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They are not identical. There are several differences between using single quotes and double quotes for strings.
1. The double-quoted string will perform variable interpolation on its contents. That is, any variable references inside the quotes will be replaced by the actual values.
2. The single-quoted string will print just like it is. It doesn't care the dollar signs.
3. The double-quoted string can contain the escape characters like newline, tab, carraige return, etc.
4. The single-quoted string can contain the escape sequences, like single quote, backward slash, etc.

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