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Re: [Code for fun] Announce my generic server Ragnarok

From: Noah Lavine
Subject: Re: [Code for fun] Announce my generic server Ragnarok
Date: Tue, 3 Apr 2012 22:41:27 -0400

That looks excellent! Thanks for posting it.

On Mon, Apr 2, 2012 at 12:23 PM, Nala Ginrut <address@hidden> wrote:
> hi falks!
> Many guys believe Guile-2.0 is powerful, me too. But we need more and more
> guile projects to prove that.
> Here's a toy of my coding game. A generic server named "Ragnarok". The
> keyword "generic" implied it's not only a http-server, but easy
> to add new protocols without considering the common features for a server
> such as config/logger/concurrent...
> If you checkout its code, you may find that it may didn't use web API you
> thought in Guile lib, and it's bother to implement epoll though Andy is
> making effort to writing nio/ethread now. Well, the reason is simple,
> because that API/epoll did exist or not stable at the time I wrote Ragnarok.
> I think it's easy to port it to our future nio/ethread for a higher
> concurrency.
> It's here: git://
> I'll make a main page for it if I find a proper web hosting.
> Features:
> * GPLv3 (of course)
> * Object oriented
>  (yes, I'm the minority in Guile community who try to program with GOOPS,
> though FP features may cancel out most of OO features)
> *  HTTP/1.1
> *  Multi-protocols
> *  Multi-languages
>  (Guile is actually a dynamic compiler collection against the GCC who's the
> static one according to Andy's free speech. So multi-language
> must be the most fascinating feature.)
> *  Guile/Scheme Template
> *  Configurable
> *  MIME
> *  Unified epoll/select/kqueue interface
> *  Logger
> *  Standard CGI
> *  Static page and binary downloading service (of course)
> These days I'm on my vacation and gave a free speech to Chengdu Linux User
> Group for a topic about Guile. Many guys are interested in
> using Scheme for web framework. But they thought it's very clumsy to write
> Scheme in web development, they love PHP more.
> For such a misunderstanding, I showed them one of the features in Ragnarok,
> the Guile template:
> ---------------------------------cut----------------------------------
> <html>
> <% (if (= 1 1) (begin %>
> <p>asdf: <%= (+ 1 1) %></p>
> <% )) %>
> <% (let ((test-me (expt 3 8))) %>
> <p><%= test-me %></p>
> <% ) %>
> </html>
> ----------------------------------end-------------------------------
> If you get this dynamic page from Ragnarok server, the result will be:
> =================
> <html>
> <p>asdf: 2</p>
> <p>6561</p>
> </html>
> =================
> Or open it from any web-browser you like.
> Well, it's an interesting feature and easy to implement for most guys in
> Lisp world.
> The point is, I'm telling them the template is not a big deal for Guile. We
> have it.
> After the free talking, an audience ask me: why not release it?
> I must confess it's just a toy of my coding game. I didn't know if people
> will be interested in it.
> And many guys here know much than me, so I'm hesitating.
> But the sentence on Geiser[1] site struck me: "No hacker is an island". Then
> I believe I must share it to the world and get more help.
> Anyway, it's buggy but it really works!
> If you're in trouble with running it directly, you may try to use it's
> <server> class for debugging or working with it:
> --------------------------------------------cut-----------------------------------
> (use-modules (ragnarok server))
> (server:run (make <server> #:name "first-http"))
> --------------------------------------------end----------------------------------
> Then you get a http server listen in 8080 in default.
> Happy hacking!
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