Pike is the 'native' language of Roxen, and is directly supported
by the web server. This also makes it the most powerful language
in Roxen, since it allows direct interfacing with the server's
It is possible that the Roxen administrator will prefer not to
allow ordinary users to take advantage of this functionality,
since it can compromise web server security; but even if this is
the case for your site, Pike can still be available through CGI,
if the Pike interpreter has been installed in a publicly available
place in your system.
See the section about Pike in the
System Developer Manual
for more details about Pike scripts.
A special feature that might be enabled in your Roxen server
is to allow Pike code in XML-style Preprocessor
Instructions. This takes the form of <?pike _the_code_goes_here_
?>, and is described in the section about
in this manual.