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Programming Manual: Inline Perl Sample

A typical inline Perl application looks like this:
Any particular reason why you want
<code><perl>$address;</perl></code>?
Don't you have something better to do at
<perl>scalar localtime</perl> instead of waste
<perl>$hostname || (&sock_to_host())[0];</perl>'s time?
which comes out like

Any particular reason why you want /httpi/sperl.shtml? Don't you have something better to do at Thu May 6 18:06:44 2021 instead of waste ec2-3-236-231-61.compute-1.amazonaws.com/3.236.231.61's time?

In this example, we've done three things: retrieved a server-internal variable, returned an arbitrary Perl expression ("scalar localtime") and made a HTTPi-internal function call. All of these items returned something, which was displayed.


Cameron Kaiser