[erlang-questions] Erlang http servers

Max Lapshin <>
Wed Oct 3 23:48:03 CEST 2012

"A fortunate turn of events allowed us to revive the early SIP exper-
iments, rewrite the software and experiment to find an optimal

I consider that this is exactly what is happening now with http
servers in erlang.

Take a look at difference between yaws api, inets api and cowboy api.
They are really different even in such deep things:
* how many processes should serve http request?
* fully async parsing of http or using recv to synchronously parse it
* use return codes or explicit replying via reply module, etc.

This is an experimenting and it is hard to experiment when you need to
think about backward compatibility.

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