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From Rob McCool <r...@netscape.com>
Subject Re: fork free
Date Mon, 24 Apr 1995 02:02:42 GMT
/*
 * "Re: fork free" by Rob Hartill <hartill@ooo.lanl.gov>
 *    written Sun, 23 Apr 95 15:12:35 MDT
 * 
 * Brandon mentioned some archie script which would almost always
 * time-out, if so, that script should be rewritten or discarded as
 * being unsuitable for a HTTP server - isn't that what archive
 * servers and cleints are for ?
 *
 */


AA - A /bin/sh and awk filter to
archie. http://hoohoo.ncsa.uiuc.edu/archie.html

It's a wonderful interface, much better than any of the others I'd
seen before. However, the fact that it's written as a Bourne shell
script is a huge loss. It's singlehandedly responsible for many of the
CGI brain death that made its way into 1.2 and 1.3. The bottom line is
that scripts like that should be Perl, C, or not written. 

--Rob

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