[dancer-users] Plugin globals, and sharing database connections between plugins

Andrew Beverley andy at andybev.com
Wed Feb 18 13:02:49 GMT 2015

On Wed, 2015-02-18 at 04:21 -0500, Naveed Massjouni wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 18, 2015 at 4:09 AM, Andrew Beverley <andy at andybev.com> wrote:
> > On Wed, 2015-02-18 at 03:18 -0500, Naveed Massjouni wrote:
> >> > The advantage of this is that you can reuse the same database connection
> >> > handle. From what I can tell, reusing one plugin inside another would
> >> > still open another database connection. Not a major issue, but it seems
> >> > cleaner to use an existing one.
> >>
> >> In the case of the DBIC plugin, its schema keyword is essentially
> >> memoized (schema objects are cached in memory), so it would not open
> >> another database connection. Unless of course if schema() was called
> >> with a different argument.
> >
> > It's only memoized within each instantiation of the object. So if you
> > "use Dancer2::Plugin::DBIC" within another plugin, you get a second
> > connection. Correct?
> >
> > Andy
> I don't think that is correct. The schema objects are cached in a
> $schemas hashref that is lexically scoped to the Dancer2::Plugin::DBIC
> package.
> https://github.com/ironcamel/Dancer2-Plugin-DBIC/blob/master/lib/Dancer2/Plugin/DBIC.pm#L11
> There can only be one instance of this "cache" (the $schemas hashref)
> per process.

Thanks for the feedback Naveed. It prompted me to take another look at
what I was trying to do with the DPAE DBIC plugin, and I think I've
found another way of doing it. I'll post a PR shortly.



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