[Dancer-users] Custom Session Handler issues

J. Bobby Lopez jbl at jbldata.com
Thu May 19 23:02:19 CEST 2011

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From: <igor.bujna at post.cz>
Date: 2011/5/19
Subject: Re: [Dancer-users] Custom Session Handler issues
To: "J. Bobby Lopez" <jbl at jbldata.com>

I putted method like in CGI::Session to dancer. I send you my patch, to see
simple how can be added session_expires in Dancer. My inspiration is in
CGI::Session. I think it's better using this patch not used CGI::Session.
This is my issue ttps://github.com/sukria/Dancer/issues/448

Bye Igor

> ------------ Původní zpráva ------------
> Od: J. Bobby Lopez <jbl at jbldata.com>
> Předmět: [Dancer-users] Custom Session Handler issues
> Datum: 18.5.2011 17:47:03
> ----------------------------------------
> Hi all,
> I've been trying to track down the root of a problem I'm having with
> and a custom session handler that I am using.
> I've been told (several IRC discussions, and scouring the Dancer docs)
> unless I specifically enable sessions within dancer (either simple or
> that no session handling code gets initialized by default in Dancer.
> However I'm finding that something is preventing my CGI::Session files
> being written to disk, as they are in my other non-dancer applications
> code similar to the following:
> http://pastebin.jbldata.com/m2571aaf0
> This isn't the precise code I'm trying to use in my application, but has
> been simplified in order to provide the same results without a lot of
> The code defines that the CGI::Session driver writes session files to
> '/tmp', however no session files are written there.  Running this app, you
> can clearly see that the custom session handler is working when you run
> application from the command line (e.g, 'perl dancer-sessiontest.pl'), and
> visit the application in a browser using the '/' or '/dump_session'
> If these files are not written to the directory I've specified, then
> they are being stored in memory, but how and why is it doing that if
> does not do any session handling by default? As you can see, I'm using a
> very skeletal, single file Dancer application, which does not attempt to
> load any of Dancer's session handling modules.
> Can anyone explain what is happening here, and how to get my session files
> handled correctly?
> Thanks very much for any assistance,
> -Bobby
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