[dancer-users] Deploying a Dancer app with perlbrew under Apache

Stefan Hornburg (Racke) racke at linuxia.de
Sat May 3 07:26:59 BST 2014

On 05/03/2014 08:00 AM, Octavian Rasnita wrote:
> From: "Joel Roth" <joelz at pobox.com>
>> Stefan Hornburg (Racke) wrote:
>>> CGI is old and should die though. Even if you are stuck with it,
>>> FastCGI is a more viable and faster way to run CGI scripts.
>> For testing, and for newbies, CGI is still convenient.
>> I do experience a fairly long lag while pages are loaded.
>> Greetings
>> Joel
> When we are talking on a mailing list dedicated to a web framework so we are probably thinking to use CGI with a web framework, then yes, CGI is not recommended.
> But not all the sites use a CMS or web framework or ORM, or templating system.
> There may be very simple scripts which are used just once a week or month, and not by the public but by a sysadmin for doing some settings. In those cases using CGI is better than psgi, because they are more convenient to create and don't stay loaded in memory and consume resources for no reason.
> And I don't see why CGI should die while for those sysadmins is more helpful than other solutions.

I don't use any CGI scripts for my sysadmin part of work, but of course normal Perl scripts
executed from the command line or cron.

Some of these are now written in Dancer, which is useful to share configuration and modules
with your web projects.

I don't mind people using CGI, but I don't see a purpose of them for my work.


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