[erlang-questions] Thoughts on EHE - the PHP killer

Tim Watson watson.timothy@REDACTED
Mon Feb 20 18:13:50 CET 2012

On 20 February 2012 12:23, Steve Vinoski <vinoski@REDACTED> wrote:
> There's really nothing like servlet filters. I guess the closest thing
> -- admittedly not very close, though -- is the ability to add a
> rewriter, which sits in the dispatch path, takes in the #arg, and can
> produce a modified one if it wants to.
> Just off the top of my head, it seems like one could do something like
> servlet filters with an appmod, I think. Register it on /, and give it
> it's own dispatching configuration and allow plug-ins to register into
> its request-reply path. It could then receive each request, arrange
> the ultimate dispatch target (an appmod, a .yaws page, even a file) at
> the end of plug-in chain, dispatch the #arg into the chain, and then
> deliver the eventual reply back into Yaws. No doubt this would be
> easier if it were built into Yaws, though, since reusing the existing
> dispatch logic would be easier than writing your own.

Yes and presumably to do your webmachine-a-like you'll be using the
internal dispatch like this anyway, right? But it would definitely be
better for use the internal dispatch logic. Also is there a straight
API call back into YAWS for serving a request, especially a file one
(so that sendfile will kick in if configured) ?

BTW thanks for the feedback, this has been very useful and I'm going
to start playing with YAWS properly now I think.

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