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Ok so Iam working on this small mod_perl project. This project requires me to use cookies to maintain session info, but very small session info such as username,password,time of login. now usally I would do this by just creating a string with a delimiter and using that as the cookies value. But as I was sitting there I realized it would be really cool if I just serialized an array as my cookie value and then just used it on every sessions use. Now mind you I havent had much use for serializing data in perl so I might be wroung in the entire idea but here is some basic code to give an example as to what Iam doing.
use Storable qw(nfreeze thaw); sub make_cookie { return($q->cookie( -name=>'sessionID', -value=>unpack("H*",nfreeze(['1245','foo','foopass'])), -expire=>'+10m', -secure=>0 )); } sub see_cookie { return(@{thaw(pack("H*",$_[0]))}); }
I think that this idea should work, but Iam getting an error from storable saying "Magic number checking on storable string failed etc etc ..". would anyone care to shed a little light on my situation?

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