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

I'm helping out with a project that is using Perl from server-side includes on an NT box running IIS. (Yes, it sounds crazy to me too.) The project has hit some performance problems, and it seems to be partly because of the time spent compiling on every request. I'm looking at replacing with an alternative, less bloated module.

The script only needs to parse form variables, parse cookies, and determine its URL. It looks like CGI_Lite can do all that. Is that the preferred replacement for these days, or is there something else I should be looking at? (Remember, it has to work on IIS.)