il Mon, 24 Mar 2003 21:54:33 +0000, ahoward <ahoward / fsl.noaa.gov> ha
scritto::


>
>  * a simple C program cgi 'responder' (FAST) which delegates cgi requests to
>    a persistent backend ruby cgi server, communcating via named pipes (fifos)
>
>that's it.



I always wanted to ask this question: 
why people are developing socket connected backends instead of using
fifo's? 
I see you're using htme, would you mind explaining your choice?