Best practices for running Perl?

Chris Cortese at
Thu Apr 30 22:54:01 MSD 2009

in reading more closely, scratch Ruby... but I still would consider PHP 
before Perl...

Chris Cortese wrote:
> IMHO starting with Perl...  and nginx...  you are putting a dinosaur 
> in a cage with a racecar.  maybe at least PHP, or, depending on the 
> project, some people like Ruby or Python...
> Mark Aiken wrote:
>> Hello,
>> My apologies for the newbie question; I have poked around quite a bit
>> and can't find a definitive answer.
>> I'm planning to use nginx to set up a lightweight server on a slim
>> virtual-slice host where resources are at a premium. The server will
>> mainly just relay data from clients to back-end systems, so I don't
>> need a fancy render layer or persistence model. I'm planning to go
>> with Perl for its stability and light footprint.
>> My question is, what is the current best-practice for running Perl
>> behind nginx? Is the built-in Perl module stable enough to consider
>> using in production or should I stick with a hand-rolled FCGI wrapper?
>> If someone feels that there would be a better slim-language choice
>> that is better supported by nginx instead of Perl, I would appreciate
>> hearing about that as an alternative.
>> Cheers,
>> Mark

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