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Hook that comes immediately after request is read by Apache and headers are processed
Useful for preprocessing that needs to be done once per request
Example: Set special Perl variable $^T ($BASETIME) for use with –M –A and –C filetests
$^T ($BASETIME) The time at which the program began running, in seconds since the epoch (beginning of 1970). The values returned by the -M, -A, and -C filetests are based on this value.
In mod_perl, this can’t be used normally since the “program” is the Apache child process!