[Haskell-cafe] Re: using Network.CGI

Anders Kaseorg andersk at MIT.EDU
Fri Aug 6 16:46:23 EDT 2010

On Fri, 6 Aug 2010, Andrew U. Frank wrote:
> i think this limits what network.cgi can be used for: it will work only
> on systems, where the output from the ghc can execute.

That’s not a limitation of Network.CGI; it’s just the way CGI always 
works, no matter what language you use. 

> specifically, this means, i cannot move the executable to an android 
> mobile phone and use it there (assuming that there is a web server, e.g. 
> i-jetty, which understands cgi (does it?)). is this correct?

You’d need a Haskell compiler that targets Android; I don’t know whether 
such a thing exists yet.

(Of course, keep in mind that if the CGI script is running on another 
computer, such as <http://andersk.mit.edu/greet.cgi> , you will still be 
able to visit it and use it from a browser running on Android.  That’s the 
point of CGI; only the server needs to know how to run the code.)


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