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Hello,

If a perl script gets access to a string, how can the script interpret the contents of the string as perl code and execute it? My naive attempt failed:

use diagnostics; use warnings; use strict; my $a_code =<<'CODE'; sub tryme { my $foo = shift; return $foo + 2; } CODE # Intent shown here does _not_ work my $ans = eval{ $a_code; tryme( 3 ); } or die "doesn't work";

The error might be in the way in which the code in being packaged into the string $a_code, or in how $a_code is being used, or in both.


In reply to How to interpret a string as perl code and execute it? by sg

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