Resolve Perl*Handlers at startup time; loads the modules from disk if they're not already loaded.
In mod_perl 1.0, configured Perl*Handlers that are not fully qualified subroutine names are resolved at request time, loading the handler module from disk if needed. In mod_perl 2.0, configured Perl*Handlers are resolved at startup time. By default, modules are not auto-loaded during startup-time resolution. It is possible to enable this feature with:
Consider this configuration:
In this case, Apache::Magick is the package name, and the subroutine name will default to handler. If the Apache::Magick module is not already loaded, PerlOptions +Autoload will attempt to pull it in at startup time. With this option enabled you don't have to explicitly load the handler modules. For example, you don't need to add:
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