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Re: install CGI qw(:standard escapeHTML) at

by roboticus (Canon)
on Sep 02, 2011 at 19:49 UTC ( #923917=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to install CGI qw(:standard escapeHTML) at


You just need to install the CGI module. The "qw(...)" bit is just telling CGI which functions to import into your namespace. (Or something like that.) Check perlmod and company for details.


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Re^2: install CGI qw(:standard escapeHTML) at
by DrGo (Initiate) on Sep 02, 2011 at 20:45 UTC
    Hmm. BlueHost lists a bunch of CGI:: modules that are available. I thought I needed to see CGI qw or something like that. There are many CGI:: modules installed at BlueHost. Maybe that means I don't need to do anything special for qw? Is there a way to test that easily? Thanks, Tom aka DrGo

      qw is not a module. It is Perl syntax. See perlop on the "Quotes and Quote-like Operators". qw is a quote-like operator, like ', ", q and qq.

        Thanks. The modules all have the :: I guess.

        I was able to run a simple perl script with use CGI qw

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