> > > a little http server (it isn't that much work) for Ada, ...
> >    Looking at RFC 2616, "little" isn't the word that comes to mind,
> > even after tossing everything related to cacheing.  What do you
> > have in mind?
>
> http://developer.java.sun.com/developer/technicalArticles/Networking/Webserv
> er/index.html
>
> "The following code implements a simple, multithreaded HTTP server in a
> few hundred lines of Java code."

It's not _just_ a few hundred lines of Java.  It's about four hundred
lines that make many more lines worth of API calls.  As many lines of Ada
could easily make the same calls and probably more reliably.