On Tue, 12 Jun 2001, Simon Wistow wrote:
> Somebody tell me why this is a stupid idea because I can't think of any
> obvious reason but if there wasn't then I'm sure sombody would have
> already done it [0] ...
> Similar principle to mod_perl, a perl script is run but instead of a
> normal interpreter being fired up a daemon starts (if it isn't started
> already), compiles the perl to bytecode, caches the result and then
> executes. Takes slightly longer than the normal interpreter but not
> unbearably more. 
> Next time a different script is executed the interpreter is already
> running and just evals the new script. This should be quicker than a
> normal execution. 
> The first script is run without having been modified (stat/Fam is your
> friend) you just retrieve the bytecode from the cache and execute that.
> This should be *much* quicker than normal. 

sounds like an ideal plan .. the speed of mod perl without the 'this
process will be around for years .. if it leaks, you;ll know' sort of
problems and also lets you chop and change on the fly .. sounds ace ...

is this anything like wot FastCGI does .. or is that summat different?

Robin Szemeti                       
Redpoint Consulting Limited
Real Solutions For A Virtual World 

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