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ANNOUNCE: Common Lisp Web Server (60.57) -- HTTP 1.1 Compliant
Server: A full-featured, production-quality, HTTP 1.1 Compliant Web
server wholely written in Common Lisp is *freely* available from the
following URL at the MIT Artificial Intelligence Laboratory.
Q: Why might you care about this?
A: You might be interested in:
* Minimizing the cycle time from conceptualization to market.
(Cooler than being last to market!)
* Generating all HTML interfaces on the fly.
(Cooler than terabytes of legacy html!)
(Cooler than typing it in by hand!)
* Creating 3D VRML worlds on the fly.
(Cooler than learning OpenInventor!)
* Using an extensible presentation lattice
to accept input or present output.
(Cooler than duplicating endless input validators,
and then getting a better idea!)
* Developing complex or advanced Web applications.
(Cooler than serving static files!)
* Creating intelligent, knowledge-based Web sites.
(Cooler than even an "Active-X enchanced" site!)
Language: Common Lisp is a dynamic, object-oriented programming language
that is used to develop and deploy leading-edge applications in
university, government, and business settings. This highly flexible and
evolvable language has been typically used to develop large and complex
artificial intelligence or natural languagge understanding systems.
These kindsof power programming tools are becoming increasingly
relevant for Web developers as ever more is required in ever less
Platforms: The server presently runs with full source-compatibility on
the following platforms:
* Macintosh (MCL - Comes on the CD)
* UNIX (Allegro, LispWorks, Lucid) (Many flavors, including
SunOS, Solaris, SGI, OSF)
* Windows NT (Allegro) (Several new Lisps currently being tuned for
* Lisp Machines (Symbolics 8.3, Open Genera 1.0)
Additional ports are underway.
Reality: This server was the first known HTTP 1.1 implementation last
August, and has subsequently been through a second release cycle. Also
included in the distribution are a program-level client with 1.0
persistent connections, an HTML parser, and a constraint-based
web walker. Snap up this opportunity now before the next release add new
modules to the learning curve.