LPM: Feb meeting

Mike Andrews mandrews at bit0.com
Sat Jan 22 00:23:04 CST 2000

I think I'm one of the people that accidently brought up your dislike of
CGI.pm in the first place.  At the time I was looking for an alternative
to cgi-lib.pl, which sucks badly in a number of ways.  All I really wanted
was an easy way to suck all the form variables into a hash...  and CGI.pm
was really overkill for just that.

What I ended up finding was something called CGI_Lite....

use CGI_Lite;
my $cgi = new CGI_Lite;
my %formvars = $cgi->parse_form_data;

and that pretty much does everything I need.  The rest I do by hand by
just printing raw HTML (and the Content-Type header).

I don't even know what else CGI_Lite is capable of aside from that, but I
could dig that up in time for the meeting I'm sure. :)

Mike Andrews (MA12) * mandrews at dcr.net * http://www.bit0.com/
VP, sysadmin, & network guy, Digital Crescent Inc, Frankfort KY
Internet services for Frankfort, Lawrenceburg, Owenton, Shelbyville
"Don't sweat the petty things, and don't pet the sweaty things."

On Fri, 21 Jan 2000, Rich Bowen wrote:

> Someone pointed out to me last night that January is 2/3 over. Sheesh.
> Anyways, we need to start thinking about the February meeting. Any of
> you folks want to volunteer to talk about something?
> Someone expressed an interest in me expanding on my general dislike for
> CGI.pm, and the methods that I use as an alternative. Is that something
> that more than one person cared about? I'd be willing to talk about
> that, but don't want to bore all the folks that don't care about CGI.
> The techniques can be used elsewhere, but the examples would all be CGI
> stuff.
> Rich
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