[web-devel] Hoogle Advice
ndmitchell at gmail.com
Sun Jan 23 20:38:48 CET 2011
Thanks for the information.
> Essentailly, in a reverse HTTP, you'll have a standalone server
> running on some port that never talks to the outside world, and Apache
> will proxy all HTTP connections for your application to that server.
I hadn't heard of Reverse HTTP proxy before, but it seems to be the
simplest option for me - as I'll want Hoogle to be able to run as a
web server anyway. Taking a look it seems easy enough to configure in
Apache, so seems the perfect answer.
> There are at this point three main web frameworks in Haskell (that I'm
> aware of, someone correct me if I'm wrong): Yesod, Happstack and
I've seen and looked at all the three main options. The one that
seemed to appeal to me most was Wai+Warp - does that count as Yesod?
One question on Wai - I see version 0.3.0 says "For that reason, this
library includes Network.Wai.Enumerator" - but the .cabal file doesn't
mention that file, and it's not included. Did you forget to edit the
.cabal file? I think the use of LazyIO might appeal to me, as that is
how Hoogle is currently structured, and I'd rather not switch to
enumerators at this stage.
> All of your desired features are easily implemented in Yesod except
> the timeout one.
I can implement timeout within my response easily enough, so I don't
think that matters too much.
> If you are interested in trying a migration to Yesod, just send me an
> email (either privately or on web-devel).
I think it's well documented enough that I'm not sure I'd have to.
I've downloaded warp and will give it a try shortly.
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