On Mon, 24 Mar 2003, gabriele renzi wrote:

> 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?

what's htme?

i'm using fifos because

  * simple
  * fast (data never hit's disk)

in addition, shell commands may use them to communicate with the backend! if
you look in the makefile you'll see that i do a reload by simply

  echo reload > acgi/env

which causes the backend to do

  exec $0

pretty simple.

i'm not opposed to using sockets and, as some may have noticed, my approach
using fifo's may not be totally workable (though it might be).  mainly i used
them because they're easy and fast.


-a

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