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Dale Stanbrough <[log in to unmask]>
Mon, 7 Jun 1999 14:15:28 +1000
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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
>
>http://wuarchive.wustl.edu/languages/ada/swcomps/cgi/cgi.html
>
>Combining that with the GNAT/spitbol stuff should do it.
>

i have written lots of CGI programs in Ada, and have used my strings
package which
makes extracting the nth field of a string fairly easy. See

        www.cs.rmit.edu.au/~dale/software/index.html


for more details.

Dale

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