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input from another program

Posted by revtopo (revtopo), 23 October 2007
Hi there,

I have to use the output from the other program as an input to my program. There are two arrays like @array1, @array2 in the first program. Now I have to use these to arrays in my second program like
@data = (\@array1, \@array2);

How could i get this?


Posted by KevinAD (KevinAD), 23 October 2007
use the qx// operator to get output from another program.

my @data = qx/otherprogram/;

if "otherprogram" returns a list of arrays then all should be fine.  qx// is the same as backtiks `` but is easier to read, especially on forums when posting sample code.

Or you can look into using "use" or "require" to import those arrays into the main program.

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