jayessay <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
| Frank Buss <email@example.com> writes:
| > Stefan Scholl wrote:
| > > Only GNU/CLISP and CMUCL have support for FastCGI.
| > I think every Lisp implementation which can open a server socket can
| > implement support for FastCGI.
| Exactly. I've used it with ACL. I don't know if mod_lisp differs
| much from it in spirit, but it is something that is familiar
| (no barrier) to most everyone in the web arena...
Excuse me, but the FastCGI protocol is *WAY* more complex than
the "mod_lisp" protocol, so much so that it *was* a "barrier"
to me when I was writing my first Lisp-based persistent web
application server. A large part of that complexity is the
packed-binary FastCGI "records" you have to parse and generate,
with a maximum data length of 65535 bytes per record, which
means that long requests/responses have to be broken up into
multiple records [which adds sub-request state management!].
By contrast, the plaintext, line-oriented nature of the "mod_lisp"
protocol is a "no-brainer" for anyone who has ever written a CGI
script. You can even test it by manually typing [well, probably
cut&pasting] into a socket with a "mod_lisp" server on the other
end and watching what comes out. Really.
Rob Warnock <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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