[Haskell-cafe] CGI module almost useless
bringert at cs.chalmers.se
Wed Jun 15 10:04:03 EDT 2005
Graham Klyne wrote:
> At 23:06 14/06/05 +0200, Bjorn Bringert wrote:
>> To the people here who are interested in the CGI module: What do you
>> think of this interface? Could we replace the current Network.CGI with
>> something like this?
> I am coming partway into this issue, and may be missing some prior art
> (or something).
> I think a an easy-to-use CGI module would be cool. Your sample code
> suggests a nice easy-to-use interface. Even cooler would be if it
> comes with support to hook into Apache's FastCGI module, or similar
> optimized invocation from Apache. That might inspire me to do some more
> work on my nascent SPARQL (RDF query) implementation.
Graham, thanks for the suggestion. I went and had a look at FastCGI, and
wrote an FFI binding to the fcgiapp C library. You can now use CGI
programs with either CGI or FastCGI, using the same interface.
My CGI module is in a darcs repo at:
The FastCGI module is at:
To use FastCGI instead of CGI, just import Network.FastCGI instead of
Network.CGI (currently Network.NewCGI to avoid conflicts).
A simple example with CGI:
And with FastCGI:
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