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Subject:   Perl and CGI . . .
Date:   2003-05-14 05:35:20
From:   dausha
Overall, I enjoy programming in Perl. However, I hate the many different flavors of Perl CGI programming. Too many of them don't quite do it well enough and the 'discussions' that happen when looking for the right one can be irritating. So, when it comes to CGI, I use PHP.
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  • Perl and CGI . . .
    2003-05-14 06:33:46  anonymous2 [View]

    I have no idea what you're talking about. CGI.pm has been the standard perl CGI module for years. Nobody uses anything else.

    Besides, less people are using CGI anyway. Most likely you're not using PHP for CGI, but you don't even know it.
    • Perl and CGI . . .
      2003-05-14 08:02:13  anonymous2 [View]

      Yes, there are some people who do use something other than CGI.pm though I will give you that most perl programmers working with cgi do use CGI.pm.
      CGI.pm is just way too bloated for my personal tastes, so I wrote my own which is very compact, extremely quick (especially in comparison to CGI.pm), and has just the data retrieval and parsing subroutines I want (which is what most perl programmers use CGI.pm for anyway). It does both get and post with mime support, and is compatible with both windows and linux. Havenít really tested it else ware.
      • Perl and CGI . . .
        2003-05-14 09:57:29  anonymous2 [View]

        But have you tested it elsewhere?
      • Perl and CGI . . .
        2003-05-15 11:00:20  anonymous2 [View]

        You should think before rolling your own. It has proven to be dangerous, many times over. Consult your local perlmonks to get more details.
      • Perl and CGI . . .
        2007-02-11 02:01:21  dave_doyle [View]

        It's already been done. CGI::Simple is pretty widely used for just that reason. CPAN is your friend.