The Apache/Perl integration project brings together the full power of the Perl programming language and the Apache HTTP server. With mod_perl it is possible to write Apache modules entirely in Perl. In addition, the persistent interpreter embedded in the server avoids the overhead of starting an external interpreter and the penalty of Perl start-up time.
perl-depends is a tool that roughly determines the modules a Perl program uses. Perl evaluates "use" commands at compile time and stores the loaded module information into the %INC variable. By examining the loaded modules and comparing them against the standard Perl modules, the external module dependencies can be roughly estimated.