Parsing an incoming Shoutcast request

Andrew Lentvorski <>
Tue May 30 00:05:53 CEST 2006


Joe Armstrong (AL/EAB) wrote:
> This is covered in "Joe's spitting in the sawdust Erlang tutorials
> Tutorial number 2"
> (http://www.sics.se/~joe/tutorials/web_server/web_server.html)
> 
> You want to spawn (presumably) one handler/per connection - 
> 
> I have a module that does this:
>   
>    http://www.sics.se/~joe/tutorials/web_server/tcp_server.erl

I stared at the code a while.  I clearly don't understand all of the 
subtleties because I don't quite get why the dire comments are needed.

So, my question is:

What concerns prevented you from using the gen_server/supervisor behaviors?

I'd rather not run blindly into them given that the comments indicate 
that it took two Erlang experts to get this code correct originally.

Thanks,
-a



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