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2 points by hjek 805 days ago | link | parent

Interesting! Arc is reading the request one character at the time. I think I see where it's happening, in the handle-request-thread function where readc is called. So, for Nginx/Apache, are you suggesting Arc might be able to handle uploads if it's sitting behind Nginx/Apache acting as reverse proxy doing buffering? Or is it more like doing anything with big files in Arc is a no-go, so it's better to have a separate setup of Nginx/Apache (with PHP or whichever) handling file the uploads?


3 points by aw 805 days ago | link

> So, for Nginx/Apache, are you suggesting Arc might be able to handle uploads if it's sitting behind Nginx/Apache acting as reverse proxy doing buffering?

Nope, that won't help.

> so it's better to have a separate setup of Nginx/Apache (with PHP or whichever) handling file the uploads

That's the easiest approach. Not that you'd need PHP, just pop in a module to handle file uploads for you.

> Or is it more like doing anything with big files in Arc is a no-go

Not Arc as such but the implementation in srv.arc isn't designed for large files. You could read the old MZScheme documentation at http://docs.racket-lang.org/mzscheme/index.html and figure out how to read an input stream into a binary buffer, but it would be more work.

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1 point by hjek 802 days ago | link

Thanks a lot for helping clear that up. Those limitations of Arc are definitely not immediately obvious from reading the docs and essays available on the language.

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