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

From: Nala Ginrut
Subject: Re: [Code for fun] Announce my generic server Ragnarok
Date: Wed, 4 Apr 2012 11:09:45 +0800

Thanks for reply! The answer is definitely yes!
And I'll find a proper web hosting and build a simple site for it soon
if someone is looking for more details or documents. I saw Geiser is
put onto Is it a proper place to build Ragnarok's
site? I'm not sure about what the word "non-gnu" means.

On Wed, Apr 4, 2012 at 10:42 AM, Noah Lavine <address@hidden> wrote:
> Oh, a quick followup - could we post a link to this on the Guile web
> page? I don't know who is maintaining that now, but it claims to have
> a list of projects using Guile, and I think a multi-protocol server is
> certainly interesting enough to go there.
> Noah
> On Tue, Apr 3, 2012 at 10:41 PM, Noah Lavine <address@hidden> wrote:
>> 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!
>>> [1]

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