[Haskell-cafe] source code for haskell web server?

Pasqualino 'Titto' Assini tittoassini at gmail.com
Wed Sep 27 08:03:05 EDT 2006

There is also the HAppS application server and the HaskellNet library.

Would not be possible to merge the protocol-handling parts of all these
libraries into a generic Internet Haskell server that could then be expanded
to support CGIs, transactions, etc.?



> -----Original Message-----
> From: haskell-cafe-bounces at haskell.org [mailto:haskell-cafe-
> bounces at haskell.org] On Behalf Of Bjorn Bringert
> Sent: 27 September 2006 12:15
> To: Tim Newsham
> Cc: Henning Thielemann; haskell-cafe Cafe
> Subject: Re: [Haskell-cafe] source code for haskell web server?
> On 4 sep 2006, at 20.24, Tim Newsham wrote:
> >> Since there are a lot of modifications of HWS around now, it seems
> >> to be
> >> worthwhile to combine the efforts. E.g. I adapted the HWS adaption
> >> provided by WASH
> >>  http://www.informatik.uni-freiburg.de/~thiemann/WASH/#wsp
> >>    for my needs. For instance in Request.hs I removed the call to
> >> 'Network.URI.unEscapeString' (which is 'deHex' in fptools/HWS/
> >> Request.hs,
> >> but 'deHex' is 'id') because that affects interpretation of CGI
> >> parameters. I also think that this package needs some cleanup and
> >> Cabal.
> >>
> >> What about a darcs repository at http://darcs.haskell.org/ ?
> >
> > I agree its worthwhile to combine efforts.  My only concern is to
> > maintain the code quality.  The original HWS was written quite
> > well.  The plugins extension I found was not of the same code
> > quality. I haven't looked at the WASH modifications, so I don't
> > know how they compare.
> >
> > I dont know much about using the haskell.org repository, but I'd be
> > happy to contribute to it if there was an HWS repository there...
> I seem to have duplicated Tim's efforts before I noticed this thread.
> In order to keep this from happening again, I have put up a darcs
> repo at http://darcs.haskell.org/hws/
> It contains the version from fptools-hws (http://cvs.haskell.org/cgi-
> bin/cvsweb.cgi/fptools/hws/) with the following modifications:
> - Use the hierarchical libraries.
> - Use Data.Map instead of FiniteMap.
> - Use Parsec from the hierarchical libraries and removed
>    the included old parsec copy.
> - Removed ifdefs for compatibility with GHC 4.x and 5.x
>    (they wouldn't work with the new imports anyway).
> - Use IOUArray in Response.squirt
> - Use Cabal for the build system.
> It now builds with GHC 6.4.1 and GHC 6.5 (if you add html and regex-
> compat to the build-depends).
> If any of you have any other updates, bugfixes etc., you are welcome
> to add them. Maybe we can even get Simon Marlow to update it with the
> current state-of-the art in high-performance concurrent Haskell?
> I'm thinking that we should try to keep this version reasonably close
> to Simon's original version, or at least its intent, and work on
> extra features in separate branches.
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