in reply to Is it possible to print out CGI fields using the qq operator?

As far as I know you cannot, as tye put it on the chatterbox:

data structure dereferencing is interpretted inside of double quotes, but method calls and code dereferencing aren't

This is more easily seen if you use the OO form of

use CGI; $cgi = CGI->new; print "$cgi->textfield(-name=>'cgifield',-size=>'20')"; print qq/$cgi->textfield(-name=>'cgifield',-size=>'20')/; print <<EOL; $cgi->textfield(-name=>'cgifield',-size=>'20') EOL #all print CGI=HASH(0x...)