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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • It's already a common practice to compile your templates before forking, but having a nice modulized version of that is handy. I'm not seeing the point of the separate cache though. Does it actually have any effect other than skipping stat calls, which you could do with STAT_TTL? I suppose it would allow to "pin" your favorite templates in memory while setting a small cache size for everything else, but the LRU cache should do the right thing for most people.
    • Removing the need for STAT_TTL is a minor convenience.

      But a more interesting improvement is in two main scenarios.

      Firstly, when you don't want to load all your templates, but you still don't want to allow for infinite cache growth.

      Anything loaded before the fork should NEVER be destroyed, as the mere recycling of that memory becomes the USE (and bloat) of that memory. Better to isolate the "free" templates from the rest of the caching logic.

      And secondly, it's a much simpler cache (just a hash) compared to t