[erlang-questions] Erlang http servers

Joe Armstrong <>
Wed Oct 3 22:43:21 CEST 2012


On Wed, Oct 3, 2012 at 10:28 PM, Max Lapshin <> wrote:
> I think, it is a problem about HTTP, not about user contributions.
>
> HTTP is an outstanding protocol. It is not yet-another-silly-protocol
> like RTMP or LDAP.
> It is a basic protocol for lots of projects, starting today. For
> example, Dropbox. It could use rsync 10 years ago,
> but today it is using only HTTP.
>
>
> And it is a very complicated protocol that includes many modern
> extensions, like websockets, etc.
>
> This is why users require implementation which is very optimized and
> fresh. It is really hard to write such a basic code of HTTP server,
> that will fit all users requirements for next 3 years.
>
>
> To understand it better, lets try to think: why there is no SIP + RTP
> implementation in OTP? Why telecom platform doesn't include main
> telecom protocol?

Possibly for the same reason that apple doesn't release the
source code for OS-X in X-code :-)

/J

> I think, it is because it is almost impossible to
> write such a SIP implementation, that will fit all needs.
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