[Haskell-cafe] CGI module almost useless

Bjorn Bringert bringert at cs.chalmers.se
Sat Jun 18 03:43:59 EDT 2005

Lemmih wrote:
> On 6/15/05, Bjorn Bringert <bringert at cs.chalmers.se> wrote:
>>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:
> I'm having problems building FastCGI. It uses 'runCGIEnv' which isn't
> exported from Network.NewCGI.

Damn. Sorry. I forgot to push the NewCGI changes needed by FastCGI. 
Fixed now.

There is a problem with FastCGI where Apache gets a broken pipe now and 
then. I haven't figured it out yet. Network.FastCGI currently also logs 
a lot of stuff to error_log. So it's not really ready for any use other 
than experimentation yet.


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