CGI.pm in the Bin

Please Don’t Use CGI.pm

Earlier this week, the Perl magazine site, perl.com, published an article about writing web applications using CGI.pm. That seemed like a bizarre choice to me, but I’ve decided to use it as an excus

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  • Posted by Dave Cross
  • 18 November, 2018
  • 5 Comments

Easy PSGI

When I write replies to questions on StackOverflow and places like that recommending that people abandon CGI programs in favour of something that uses PSGI, I often get some push-back from people clai

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The Long Death of CGI.pm

CGI.pm has been removed from the core Perl distribution. From 5.22, it is no longer included in a standard Perl installation. There are good technical reasons for this. CGI is a dying technology. In 2

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  • Posted by Dave Cross
  • 17 December, 2015
  • 17 Comments

Removing Modules from Core

I was on holiday last week and missed most of the discussions about removing Module::Build and CGI from the Perl core in the next few years. I hope you won’t mind if I chime in a little late with my

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CGI.pm vs Templates

I’ve just been involved in a discussion on LinkedIn that I thought deserved a wider audience (I have no idea how well that link works if you’re not a member or or logged in to LinkedIn). A couple

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