AnyEvent::FCGI::Request - a single FastCGI request handle for AnyEvent::FCGI


    use AnyEvent;
    use AnyEvent::FCGI;
    use CGI::Stateless;
    my $fcgi = new AnyEvent::FCGI(
        port => 9000,
        on_request => sub {
            my $request = shift;
            local *STDIN; open STDIN, '<', \$request->read_stdin;
            local %ENV = %{$request->params};
            local $CGI::Q = new CGI::Stateless;
                'Hello, ' . (CGI::param('name') || 'anonymous'),
                'Content-Type' => 'text/html; charset=utf8',
                'Set-Cookie' => 'cookie_a=1; path=/',
                'Set-Cookie' => 'cookie_b=2; path=/',


This is the request object as generated by AnyEvent::FCGI. When given to the controlling program, each request will already have its parameters and STDIN data. The program can then write response data to the STDOUT stream, messages to the STDERR stream, and eventually finish it.

This module would not be used directly by a program using AnyEvent::FCGI, but rather, objects in this class are passed into the on_request callback of the containing AnyEvent::FCGI object.



Returns false if the webserver has already closed the control connection. No further work on this request is necessary, as it will be discarded.

This method can be used if response will not be sent immediately from on_request callback.


This method returns the value of a single request parameter, or undef if no such key exists.


This method returns a reference to a hash containing a copy of the request parameters that had been sent by the webserver as part of the request.


This method works similarly to the read(HANDLE) function. It returns the next block of up to $size bytes from the STDIN buffer. If no data is available any more, then undef is returned instead.

This method appends the given data to the STDOUT stream of the FastCGI request, sending it to the webserver to be sent to the client.

This method appends the given data to the STDERR stream of the FastCGI request, sending it to the webserver.


When the request has been dealt with, this method should be called to indicate to the webserver that it is finished. After calling this method, no more data may be appended to the STDOUT stream.

respond($content, @headers)

This method sends the response to the webserver and finishes the request. HTTP reply code can be specified in Status header (200 by default). This method can be used instead of print_stdout and finish.