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From: Richard Jones <rich@a...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] web server interface for Ocaml ( like rack, wsgi, ...)?
On Thu, Sep 16, 2010 at 10:29:23AM -0700, Jake Donham wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 16, 2010 at 4:05 AM, ben kuin <benkuin@gmail.com> wrote:
> > Is there a web server interface / adapter for ocaml that abstracts
> > your application from the various web server implementations?
> 
> There is no OCaml equivalent to rack / wsgi. It would be nice to have
> something like this; the existing web frameworks (e.g. Ocamlnet and
> Ocsigen as another poster mentioned) implement the whole stack, but it
> would be nice to be able to mix and match (e.g. run Ocsigen's Eliom
> applications in Ocamlnet's Netplex server). Part of the difficulty is
> that there are different approaches to concurrency/asynchrony (Lwt for
> Ocsigen, Equeue for netplex). My impression is that rack / wsgi punt
> on this issue, and assume threading. But an OCaml equivalent could
> possibly offer both a concurrent/asynchronous and a direct-style
> interface.

Maybe I'm missing the point, but what's wrong with simply proxying the
HTTP connections through your favorite webserver to the backend
ocsigen/ocamlnet server?

Rich.

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Richard Jones
Red Hat