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Re^2: Calling system function in cgi

by esskar (Deacon)
on Dec 28, 2005 at 14:22 UTC ( #519557=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Calling system function in cgi
in thread Calling system function in cgi

instead of using the backtics, i prefer qx

Edit - after vek slapped me :-) Well, i prefer qx over backtics because it is more readable. my $result = `test.exe`; looks too similar to my $result = 'test.exe';. Using a qx instead signals that something special is happening here.

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Re^3: Calling system function in cgi
by vek (Prior) on Dec 28, 2005 at 16:53 UTC

    While I'm sure you have your reasons for preferring qx/STRING/ over `STRING`, perhaps it would help the OP if you'd expand on your reply a little and explain why. What benefits would the OP get from using one over the other?

    -- vek --

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