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Sharing data structures among http processes?
You may have already looked at this, but both Perl and PHP support Apache notes, which allows you to pass data (structures) between handlers. From the mod_perl guide:
Let's say that you wrote a few handlers to process a request, and they all need to share some custom Perl data structure. The pnotes() method comes to your rescue.
The handler prepares the data in hash %my_data and calls pnotes() method to store the data internally for other handlers to re-use. All the subsequently called handlers can retrieve the stored data in this way:
# a handler that gets executed first
my %my_data = (foo => 'mod_perl', bar => 'rules');
$r->pnotes('my_data' => \%my_data);
my $info = $r->pnotes('my_data');
The stored information will be destroyed at the end of the request.
I've been meaning to play with it for a while, but haven't gotten around to it yet. It sure looks cool ;)
[ ar0n ]
: Hrm, I guess I misunderstood the question. Sorry 'bout that.