jptxs has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

Don't bother saying it =] I know I should use DBI. But this is one of those situations where installing a module that's not all perl is BAD. I have been through ten rounds on it already and cannot win. *whew*

So, with that out the way, anyone have suggestions on how best to do this? I will be forking off about ten or so kids and I know they can share objects. I was thinking just creating an oject that holds a DB connection prior to the fork and then they could all see it, right? I can't test until Monday, but I wanted to see what all/any of you thought, first. There may be some very simple option I'm missing. thanks =]

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