[Israel.pm] Talk: A natural flow for web apps

Gaal Yahas gaal at forum2.org
Wed Mar 24 04:50:20 PST 2004


On Wed, Mar 24, 2004 at 09:02:53AM +0200, Ran Eilam wrote:
> Don't worry about the state- just imagine you are running in mod_perl,
> and that you are given the same Perl interpreter for all requests in a
> session. So anything you store will remain- no need to put it in a file
> or a hidden form field.
> 
> The issue here is not state. It is flow.

The model you are reaching for is continuations. Since HTTP is
essentially stateless, you have to implement a contiuation mechanism
yourself. The aim is flow, the tech is state. Google for cgi and
continuations, you'll find a few leads, including some discussion
by Dan Sugalski.

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