1.1 Performance

Some very quick tests showed a very apparent performance increase:

      Platform:       300Mhz Pentium MMX (Sony Vaio PCG-505TR), FreeBSD
      Program:        A script that first imported the standard library 
                      cgi module, then output a single word "Hello!".
      Measuring tool: ab (included with apache), 1000 requests.

      Standard CGI:   5 requests/s
      Cgihandler:     40 requests/s
      As a handler:   140 requests/s