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

Octavian Rasnita orasnita at gmail.com
Sat May 3 11:20:13 BST 2014

From: "Stefan Hornburg (Racke)" <racke at linuxia.de>

> 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.
> Regards
> Racke

I also don't use CGI... usually, but in some cases the sysadmin just offers 
a directory where you can place CGI scripts that will be loaded by Apache, 
because they need to be used by non-technical people to input some data once 
in a while.
So CLI scripts are not a solution, mod_perl/fastcgi/psgi are not a solution 
either, and even if they would be, CGI would still be easier for simple 
scripts. And they can also share configuration files, use different modules 


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