[Catalyst] How to send raw HTTP response

J. Shirley jshirley at gmail.com
Thu Sep 25 21:10:56 BST 2008

On Thu, Sep 25, 2008 at 11:35 AM, Christian Lackas <christian at lackas.net> wrote:
> Hi Everybody,
> is it possible for a controller method to directly produce the raw HTTP response?
> My application generates a (potentially large)) ZIP file on the fly,
> which I don't want to store (on disk or in memory) but rather send it
> directly to the client while producing it.
> In a CGI script I use Archive::Zip such as
>    print CGI::header(...);
>    $ZIP->writeToFileHandle(*STDOUT);
>    for my $f (@files) {
>        $ZIP->addFile($f, basename($f));
>    }
> How can I achieve something similar under Catalyst?
> Thanks,
>  Christian

You can use IO::Scalar, then pass that to $c->res->body... that's what
I do for XLS reports and it works fine, but they're not that large and
it doesn't do incremental writes.


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