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>Sorry, I wasn't specific enough in my requirement. I know
>all about cgi, and have done tons of it also (ada or otherwise).
>Instead I need the apache extension capability where a
>compiled language is pre-loaded into apache and available
>to perl programs, and "embedded perl" web programs
>via a special interface language (that must generate a
>perl API of some sort).  Actually this isn't specific to
>apache, but a module for perl. Apache just lets it be
>pre-loaded in the httpd's that are spawned at runtime.
>- this is available in something from the perlmod family of tools.

I don't understand why there is any need to involve Perl at all.