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  • by glorat (2431) on Wednesday May 22 2002, @04:30AM (#4864) Homepage
    Well, in a few words, one is a programming language and one is a module used to extend the Apache server. Compare Perl [] and Apache mod-perl [] at those respective home pages.

    The more usual FAQ is how hard is it to program using mod_perl once you know how to program CGI in Perl. Let's just say that are many pitfalls but for those who RTFM [] you can usually find out what's going wrong and the benefits if you are doing a serious project (like Slash) over vanilla CGI are huge

    • Perhaps strangely, I find it easier even programming in raw mod_perl handlers (as distinct from Apache::Registry, or any of the wonderful templating solutions) than to write CGI. Mainly because the Apache::* modules are so cool and provide constants and routines to do everything. That said, CGI programming without would be hell.