[Dancer-users] Custom Session Handler issues

Olaf Alders olaf at wundersolutions.com
Wed May 18 18:02:05 CEST 2011

On 2011-05-18, at 11:56 AM, David Precious wrote:
> Also, you don't call $session->flush at any point to write the session 
> contents to disc.
> In theory, CGI::Session will implicitly flush the session when the $session 
> object goes out of scope (which, in your example, will only be as the Dancer 
> app exits); that isn't always reliable, however.
> CGI::Session's own docs state:
> "As a last resort, CGI::Session will automatically call flush for you just 
> before the program terminates or session object goes out of scope. Automatic 
> flushing has proven to be unreliable..."

This has bitten me on more than one occasion.  If you want to be sure your changes are being saved, an explicit call to flush is a very good idea.

Olaf Alders
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