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Date: 2009oct28
Language: javaScript, perl

Q.  What's a nice way to embed jQuery in perl?

A.  In perl you might have inline jQuery like this:

# DOES NOT WORK print <<EOF; <script> $(document).ready(function() { $('#datepicker').datepicker(); }); </script> EOF
But this doesn't work because perl will interpret the $ as the start of a variable name and try to interpret it. So you can escape the dollar symbols from perl like this:
# WORKS BUT UGLY print <<EOF; <script> \$(document).ready(function() { \$('#datepicker').datepicker(); }); </script> EOF
That's ugly. But, the dollar is just an alias for "jQuery" so you can do this:
# WORKS AND PRETTY print <<EOF; <script> jQuery(document).ready(function() { jQuery('#datepicker').datepicker(); }); </script> EOF
Which works and is clearer.

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