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Re: IO::Scalar on Apache Weirdness

by blahblahblah (Priest)
on Oct 10, 2002 at 02:31 UTC ( #204085=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to IO::Scalar on Apache Weirdness

I've used IO::Scalar in cgi scripts on apache before, and your code looked pretty similar to mine, so I thought I'd see what was different. In my code I never did anything with the return value from tie, and I think that's what's breaking for you. It's the "close $SH" line that's the problem. I tried the following script on my apache, and did not see any output:
#!/usr/local/bin/perl print "Content-type: text/html\n\n"; use IO::Scalar; my $output; my $SH = tie *STDOUT,'IO::Scalar', \$output; print "hey\n"; $result = "output: $output"; close $SH; untie *STDOUT; print $result;
Then I commented out the "close" line, and it worked! I'm not sure why -- I would have expected to at least see "output:" no matter what.

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