GUIs - ruby on rails, rico
Wed Sep 21 15:08:53 CEST 2005
Richard Cameron wrote:
> So, of course, the hacky bit is trying to turn the HTTP "pull" protocol
> into a "push" protocol by having the browser spending all its time
> sitting with an open socket on port 80 waiting for the server to return
> the next message. Having several thousand open sockets (one for each
> connected client) at once is the sort of thing which would utterly kill
> any apache based server infrastructure, but the Yaws propaganda
> <http://www.sics.se/~joe/apachevsyaws.html>, support for /dev/poll and
> kqueue in Erlang on certain architectures, and the whole design of
> Erlang/OTP indicates that it's probably the right tool for this hack.
This will be handled badly by most TCP/IP implementations, even if Erlang
and the web server do everything right.
David Hopwood <>
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