No Chuck. Real mod_perl caches the scripts so that perl doesn't have to be loaded every time and the scripts recompiled, They are compilerd just once, on server startup. But mod_perl does not compress the data to the browser. Mod_gzip will, and cgi_buffer will, but mod_perl doesn't.
Philipp's mod saves in both processing and bandwidth, a two fold savings.
What would be really awesome is using Philipp's mod with a mod_perl UBB that uses mod_gzip or cgi_buffer for the non PHP pages. Charles is working to bring the UBB to a state where it will run cleanly under Mod_perl but it probably won't get there soon.
Philipp RE: efanguide. Interestingly enough his phpinfo() does report that compression is presetn and working. Maybe the php that cobalt packages is numbered or built differently? You would know better then I. AFIK he is using whatever package files that Cobalt offers. Have they a newer one to install?
[ 09-16-2001: Message edited by: navaho ]