quick perl question
phil at 1918.com
Thu Feb 10 17:13:44 EST 2000
Ahhh, that was it...
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On 2/10/00 at 4:57 PM John Chambers,,,781-647-1813 wrote:
><jabr at blu.ORG> scribbled:
> On Thu, 10 Feb 2000 Phil Buckley <phil at infoinsomniax.com> wrote:
> > A bit off topic, but I know someone out there will have this on the top
> > of their head...
> > I want to pull in a cgi script that holds a handful of common functions.
> > I thought the proper syntax was something like:
> > #!/usr/bin/perl
> > use "common.cgi";
> > but apparently it isn't.
> > Can someone please gimme a quick dope-slap and remind me.
> use CGI qw/:standard/;
>Nice slap, but wrong answer. This doesn't do the same thing at
>all, and it's not what was asked for. More likely, the answer
> require "common.cgi";
>This will read in the file, and compile its contents into the
>program. It's a run-time command, unlike "use", which happens
>at compile time. The "use" command also does some other things
>that you probably don't want done if you're just trying to load
>in a few of your own routines.
>Note that "common.cgi" should end with:
>The require command expects a return value that tells it whether
>the package thinks it was loaded successfully. This tells require
>that everything was loaded OK (and a second require of the same file
>will be a no-op).
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