Running Perl from PHP via PHP virtual function
scollyer at netspinner.co.uk
Wed Jan 4 18:34:19 GMT 2006
Andy Lester wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 04, 2006 at 05:20:41PM +0000, Stephen Collyer (scollyer at netspinner.co.uk) wrote:
>>The idea is that I'd have a trivial Perl script that runs the
>>access/auth control code (e.g. gateway.pl), and I'd funnel all
>>requests to gateway.pl via a trivial PHP script that runs
> No, that's fine. We do that in both directions, with PHP calling Perl
> handlers, and Perl handlers calling PHP. You can even pass data around
> in the Apache notes.
Thanks for that. A few questions though:
1. When you say "PHP calling Perl handlers", are you explicitly
referring to a mod_perl handler, or am I reading too much into it ?
I'm intending to use this approach precisely when there's no
mod_perl support available, so I'm keen to know if there's any
specific reason that you use the term "handler".
2. PHP -> Perl is done via virtual, I guess, but how do you do
Perl -> PHP ?
3. Could you expand on the comment re: Apache notes - how
do you get data into a note from PHP ? I'm no PHP expert
so if this is covered in the PHP docs, feel free to refer
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