At 1:31 PM +1000 7/6/99, John Beidler wrote:
>Scott and Laura Moody wrote:
>> Looking at killer places to use Ada, has
>> anyone plugged Ada (like gnat Ada) into the
>> Apache web server infrastructure? I am
>> looking into this as the traditional "perl"
>> applications start to get too big (say 100 lines:-).
>You can do CGI in any language, not just Perl. TO do CGI you really
>need to have the following capabilities:
>1. Read Environmental variables
>2. Call system resources
>3. Manipulate files and directories
>4. String processing (regular expression capability)
>5. Have a hash/associative array capability to simplify processing.
>All this can be done in any language, including Ada. Check out the Ada
>CGI package at
>Combining that with the GNAT/spitbol stuff should do it.
i have written lots of CGI programs in Ada, and have used my strings
makes extracting the nth field of a string fairly easy. See
for more details.