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  • I love the HTTP as pipe idea. It's so much more sensible than FastCGI, which I now hate, having used it for rails.

    Everybody in the rails world seems to be looking at Mongrel [] recently. One of it's claims to fame is that it's got an extremely fast HTTP parser (written in C), which helps it to scale well. I wonder if it would be worth appropriating that code for your project...


    • The bottlenecks are elsewhere.

      if I can serve 2000 reqs/sec (localhost to localhost, using apachebench) of just static files, and this server is for applications, I'm not going to worry about parsing headers too much.
    • What did you hate about FastCGI? It seems to be getting more popular at the moment.
      • The complete lack of introspection. It's a binary protocol and I found it quite difficult to debug without resorting to tools like strace. Whereas with HTTP it's laughably easy to see what's going on.