I just wanted to start a discussion about usage of CGIP in mod_perl environments. I am happy with CGIP's setup for my webhosting stuff, because we use plain CGI. However, for corporate work (should that day come), the fact that the engine slot and the prototype_enter method use autoloads to load Template and CGI would compromise performance: one would prefer that both of these be loaded eagerly.

So, since there is no class supplied with the CGIP distro by default which handles this (should there be?), I think the approach is obvious:

In the startup.pl or whatever pre-loaded handler you will use simply do
use Template;
use CGI;

use base qw(CGI::Prototype);


# _reset_globals is discussed here: http://use.perl.org/~merlyn/journal/24641
my $cgi = CGI->new


sub engine {
     my $self = shift;
     # no longer needed: require Template;
       or die "Creating tt: $Template::ERROR\n";

sub CGI {

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