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Pro: Add another static page

So far we've copied the look-and-feel from search.cpan.org, but the only page we serve is the main page of the site. Let's add another static page to see if there are any challenges. We are going to add the feedback page of search.cpan.org.


Add another static page


Length of an array in Perl

In Perl the length function is only used for strings (scalars). In order to get the length of an array use the scalar function.


Length of an array in Perl


Pro: Show CPANstats on every page

Now that we have these generic stats on our system, we should replace the hard-coded numbers we have on the front page. As we know these numbers will have to be displayed on every page, we don't add it to the code that displays only the main page. Instead we add our code to the template() function that will be called for every page.


Show CPANstats on every page


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