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Re: A newbie's thoughts on CGI, and Learning a Lesson

by damian1301 (Curate)
on May 28, 2001 at 07:14 UTC ( #83686=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to A newbie's thoughts on CGI, and Learning a Lesson

Just to point out that maybe the reason that none of the people on those "Free Perl scripts" sites don't use it is because of portability. Some servers may not have CGI.pm so as long as the authors do it "their way" and not the right way, it will work as far as the eye can see, but with multiple errors when really put to the test.

I know that there are multiple ways to include CGI.pm in a script but not many that a newbie/new user would want to do.

Tiptoeing up to a Perl hacker.
Dave AKA damian


Comment on Re: A newbie's thoughts on CGI, and Learning a Lesson
Re: Re: A newbie's thoughts on CGI, and Learning a Lesson
by davorg (Chancellor) on May 29, 2001 at 13:36 UTC

    Sorry, but that's not a convincing reason. Please read No excuses about not using CGI.pm. CGI.pm has been a standard part of Perl since version 5.004_04. If you're using a version older than that then you need to either change your sysadmin or your ISP.

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    <http://www.dave.org.uk>

    "Perl makes the fun jobs fun
    and the boring jobs bearable" - me

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