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Re^2: Is Perl the right language for a large web application?

by LanX (Chancellor)
on Apr 19, 2013 at 18:06 UTC ( #1029562=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Is Perl the right language for a large web application?
in thread Is Perl the right language for a large web application?

> Python, for example, has a very strong influence from Common LISP. Perl, to this day, shows the influence of awk.

Please elaborate the "LISP influence" (except docstrings) in Python not present in Perl.

I'd be also interested to know which of them are special to "Common" LISP and not present in other dialects like Scheme or eLISP...

Cheers Rolf

( addicted to the Perl Programming Language)

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[ambrus]: that if you do that, you'd have to find where each HTTP response ends, which is nontrivial if you want persistent connections (essential for performance if you have small requests).
[Corion]: ambrus: Yes, ideally an API that I feed the incoming data piece by piece and that I can ask "is that response done" and "what should I do next" and "please construct the appropriate redirect for me"
[Corion]: ambrus: Yes, ideally the module would do all that nasty stuff for me and give me a way to ask it what the current situation is
[ambrus]: Corion: you could also consider using some wrapper over the multi interface of curl, I think Net::Curl might be a good one, since implementing enough of what it expects from the event loop might be easier than a full AnyEvent interface.
[ambrus]: Corion: you could also consider using IO::Async and its POE driver and some HTTP module for it, but I don't know if that would solve your problems with AnyEvent+POE
[ambrus]: Corion: wait, you didn't say POE. You said Prima, let me look up what that is.
[ambrus]: Corion: have you considered just writing an AnyEvent integration for that thing?
[ambrus]: Or perhaps pushing schmorp to write one?
[ambrus]: Also, searching for an existing one on CPAN obviously
[Corion]: Prima, which is mostly cooperative multitasking

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