For me I would need to know more about what you are working
on or hope to be working on before I could whole heartly
recommend investing in learning mod_perl. I have been using
mod_perl since at least 1998 and there is a lot I still
don't know about it. I have done most of my work with it
at the templating/framework level with modules such as
Apache::ASP. Based on this I would recommend
- You have a development machine with root access
- You have at a minimum, access to the log files on the production
- You have some way to stop and start the mod_perl (httpd) process
on the production server easily.
- You are doing large scale applications.
mod_perl was complete overkill for the first project I used
it on, but for me it was more the fun of learning it
was the need for the performance. If you are going to do
large scale developemnt and need the performance make sure
you read the
before you even
start to install it or work with it.
mod_perl is awesome if used correctly, but can quickly create
a lot of head scratching that you might be able to avoid if
you don't need the extra power it provides.