There are examples all around us of using Perl for code generation:
- CGI: Perl is probably the number one tool used in generating HTML code for CGI.
- SQL: Perl is often used to generate SQL code for database interaction.
- The B::.... modules (need I say more?).
- eval (it's mere existance....)
Those are just some very common and familiar examples. They're so familiar and seem in many cases so effortless that we forget Perl is generating code. But honestly, if Perl is "The Glue of the Internet", it is that because it excells at gluing things together, and often includes outputting code that some other entity can utilize.
"If I had my life to do over again, I'd be a plumber." -- Albert Einstein
Posts are HTML formatted. Put <p> </p> tags around your paragraphs. Put <code> </code> tags around your code and data!
Read Where should I post X? if you're not absolutely sure you're posting in the right place.
Please read these before you post! —
Posts may use any of the Perl Monks Approved HTML tags:
Outside of code tags, you may need to use entities for some characters:
- a, abbr, b, big, blockquote, br, caption, center, col, colgroup, dd, del, div, dl, dt, em, font, h1, h2, h3, h4, h5, h6, hr, i, ins, li, ol, p, pre, readmore, small, span, spoiler, strike, strong, sub, sup, table, tbody, td, tfoot, th, thead, tr, tt, u, ul, wbr
Link using PerlMonks shortcuts! What shortcuts can I use for linking?
See Writeup Formatting Tips and other pages linked from there for more info.
| & || & |
| < || < |
| > || > |
| [ || [ |
| ] || ] ||