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X-To: John Beidler <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Mon, 7 Jun 1999 14:15:28 +1000
Reply-To: Dale Stanbrough <[log in to unmask]>
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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
>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

for more details.