Apache::RegistryLoader - Compile Apache::Registry scripts at server startup


Apache::RegistryLoader - Compile Apache::Registry scripts at server startup


 #in PerlScript
 use Apache::RegistryLoader ();
 my $r = Apache::RegistryLoader->new;
 $r->handler($uri, $filename);
 $r->handler($uri, $filename, $virtual_hostname);


This modules allows compilation of Apache::Registry scripts at server startup. The script's handler routine is compiled by the parent server, of which children get a copy. The Apache::RegistryLoader handler method takes arguments of uri and the filename. URI to filename translation normally doesn't happen until HTTP request time, so we're forced to roll our own translation.

If filename is omitted and a trans routine was not defined, the loader will try using the uri relative to ServerRoot. Example:

 #in httpd.conf
 ServerRoot /opt/www/apache
 Alias /perl/ /opt/www/apache/perl
 #in PerlScript
 use Apache::RegistryLoader ();
 #is the script loaded from disk here: 

To make the loader smarter about the uri->filename translation, you may provide the new method with a trans function to translate the uri to filename.

The following example will pre-load all files ending with .pl in the perl-scripts/ directory relative to ServerRoot. The example code assumes the Location URI /perl is an Alias to this directory.

     use Cwd ();
     use Apache::RegistryLoader ();
     use DirHandle ();
     use strict;
     my $dir = Apache->server_root_relative("perl-scripts/");
     my $rl = Apache::RegistryLoader->new(trans => sub {
         my $uri = shift; 
         $uri =~ s:^/perl/:/perl-scripts/:;
         return Apache->server_root_relative($uri);
     my $dh = DirHandle->new($dir) or die $!;
     for my $file ($dh->read) {
         next unless $file =~ /\.pl$/;


Doug MacEachern

Stas Bekman (Rewrote the handler() to report and handle all the possible erroneous conditions)


Apache::Registry(3), Apache(3), mod_perl(3)

 Apache::RegistryLoader - Compile Apache::Registry scripts at server startup