[Haskell-cafe] hSetBuffering woes

Donald Bruce Stewart dons at cse.unsw.edu.au
Tue Jun 19 21:54:53 EDT 2007

> Bryan O'Sullivan wrote:
> >Eric wrote:
> >
> >>I'm writing  a simple HTTP server and am trying to implement the POST 
> >>method.
> >
> >That's a rather general problem statement, indeed :-)  For an 
> >application like this, I'd suggest that explicit resource management 
> >is the way to go, and that you should not be using hGetContents at 
> >all, under any guise.  For example, any scheme involving reading an 
> >entire stream is going to do completely the wrong thing in the face of 
> >HTTP keepalive.  Also, code that leaves open sockets piling up in 
> >drifts, to eventually be shoveled up by the RTS, is going to be 
> >trivially easy to DoS.
> Are there any good resources/tutorials on Haskell network programming?
> E.

Some articles have been written here,


Intro stuff mostly.

See also HAppS, and Simon Marlow's concurrent webserver paper.

-- Don

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