I had an application made of several modules and several CGI scripts that used them. Lately I moved my computer from RedHat to Gentoo Linux, and did a lousy job in backing up, so I have my modules but not the scripts.
I figured this would be a good time to use a more up-to-date technology, and I have been doing a lot of research on mod_perl 2, Which brought up some questions that were not answered for me as well as I'd like - the whole thing is pretty confusing, considering that: the thing is still in development; I've never used mod_perl before.
So, after a long rout of googling, searchin, reading tutorials, trying and trying again (my apache2 processes are forming a union, I abused it so much :) ), I guess I'll have to come to the true source of perl wisdom... The questions I have, in short are these:
- What design do you use for your mod_perl scripts? Is it anything like CGI::Application or anything I am familiar with from the mod_cgi world?
- Handlers vs. ModPerl::Registry: What are the pros/cons of using each?
- What is the status of libapreq2? I saw on CPAN that it's in a development phase (ends with _04). I searched for more info on it, but couldn't find any. Is it very important? Should I wait for it, or should I use substitues (I see on the web that using CGI::* is just enough, but if I'm going for the new technology, I want to make sure that I'm up-to-date).
A final point is that I care nothing about stability and reliability. This is for my family, and is mainly a training project for me.
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