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66164Re: Am I running mod perl 2?

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  • Dominique Quatravaux
    Aug 1, 2005
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      Philip M. Gollucci wrote:

      > Okay, I at least understand what you are saying now.
      >
      > $ENV{MOD_PERL}
      >
      > will be in your environment even if you happen to be running a
      > REGULAR CGI from /cgi-bin on mod_cgi.

      Part of the problem indeed. There are other practical problems (e.g.
      PerlSetupEnv Off used to disable $ENV{MOD_PERL} under mod_perl 1.3,
      don't know if this is still the case). Also we may be invoking Perl
      scripts from mod_perl using a piped open(), although we arguably could
      mangle the %ENV by ourselves then.

      Also the code purity department inside me thinks it's obvious that a
      Perl notion (mod_perl version) should be materialized through a Perl
      mechanism (variable or sub) instead of the UNIX env, but maybe that's
      just me. No software library that I know of signals its version number
      by setting an environment variable at program startup! Therefore the
      whole $ENV{MOD_PERL} idea very much looks like a bad NCSA-legacy
      thinko to me (mimicked from $ENV{GATEWAY_INTERFACE}, which *does*
      actually make sense).

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      Dominique QUATRAVAUX Ingénieur senior
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