PERL Journal Clock Example

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PERL Journal Article intro to CGI programming

Original PERL code by Lincoln Stein:

#!/usr/bin/perl                                                                 

print "Content-type: text/html\r\n";
print "\r\n";
chomp($time = `date`);
print<<EOF;
<HTML><HEAD>
<TITLE>Virtual Clock</TITLE>
</HEAD>
<BODY>
<H1>Virtual Clock</H1>
At the tone, the time will be
<STRONG>$time</STRONG>.
</BODY></HTML>
EOF

Translated to python (nb check_output was introduced to python in version 2.7):

#!/usr/bin/python                                                               

from subprocess import check_output

print ("Content-type: text/html\n")

time = check_output(["date"]).strip().decode("utf-8")

print ("""                                                                      
<HTML><HEAD>                                                                    
<TITLE>Virtual Clock</TITLE>                                                    
</HEAD>                                                                         
<BODY>                                                                          
<H1>Virtual Clock</H1>                                                          
At the tone, the time will be                                                   
<STRONG>{0}</STRONG>.                                                           
</BODY></HTML>                                                                  
""".format(time))