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Re^3: How to do perl -c inside perl? (quoting)

by BrowserUk (Pope)
on Aug 28, 2012 at 18:49 UTC ( #990304=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^2: How to do perl -c inside perl? (quoting)
in thread How to do perl -c inside perl?

Now pass an arbitrary chunk of Perl code to "perl -e" in a portable manner.

I was only demonstrating that windows supported backticks, not championing the idea of using them and -e as a useful mechanism.

Capture both STDOUT and STDERR from it. Not so trivial.

Capturing stderr also is trivial:

C:\test>perl -E"say `perl -c -Mstrict -we\"my \$l = 365.25*\" 2>&1` " syntax error at -e line 1, at EOF -e had compilation errors.

But I would have thought feeding the code to a piped-open and checking the exit code would suffice if all that is required is a yay or nay.

And if you need to actually capture the error messages produced, then this might do the trick:

#! perl -slw use strict; use Win32::Socketpair qw[ winopen2_5 ]; my( $pid, $sock ) = winopen2_5( 'perl.exe', '-c' ); print $sock <<'EOP'; my $x = 365.25**3; my $y = qx[ perl -c -e"say 'boo'"; ]; my $z = sub { print $sock <<; my $x = 365.25**3; my $y = qx[ perl -c -e"say 'boo'"; ]; my $z = sub { print $sock <<; my $x = 365.25**3; my $y = qx[ perl -c -e"say 'boo'"; ]; my $z = sub { 1; }; }; }; EOP shutdown $sock, 1; print while <$sock>; close $sock; ( $pid, $sock ) = winopen2_5( 'perl.exe', q[-E"say 'hello'; warn; die; +"] ); shutdown $sock, 1; print while <$sock>; close $sock; __END__ C:\test>winopen2_5 - syntax OK Warning: something's wrong at -e line 1. Died at -e line 1. hello

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