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From Dean Gaudet <dgau...@arctic.org>
Subject Re: [PATCH] to enhance bugdb.cgi
Date Thu, 24 Apr 1997 21:17:17 GMT
On Thu, 24 Apr 1997, Rodent of Unusual Size wrote:
>     The "unbuffers STDOUT" is referring to turning off Perl's buffering
>     of the pipe back to Apache.  Standard CGI practise.

Not really standard.  Just suggested for some user problems so as to avoid
explaining all the gory details.  Unless you're spawning external programs
whose output is also going back to apache you probably want to keep your
stdout buffered.  The problem is that not everything will flush before
running a fork/exec and so the child output may appear in the "wrong order".

Dean


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