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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • I was under the impression that the problem with "mod_perl" and __DATA__ was only related to CGI scripts. In particular, running them under Apache::Registry, where they will cause the wrapper that Registry puts around them to be missed, leading to compilation failures. Ordinary perl modules should be ok though.

    -Dom

    • Aha, that may well be the case. However, it seems that the hoops that File::MMagic has to jump through while creating its in-memory rules have other problems in forking or mod_perl enviroments, as, for example, this RT bug [cpan.org] shows.

      Because File::Type is pregenerated, and therefore made out of really simple rules - internally it's merely a string of if statements, the most complex thing in them being a very simple pack - it's unlikely to exhibit any problems.