James (
Mon, 12 Aug 1996 17:52:18 -0400 (EDT)

Date: Mon, 12 Aug 1996 17:52:18 -0400 (EDT)
From: James <>
Subject: Re: BBX 
In-Reply-To: <Pine.SV4.3.91.960812135157.15852A-100000@beast>
Message-Id: <Pine.SV4.3.91.960812174831.18638D-100000@beast>

bbx is a programming (business basic).  there is a compiler sold by Basis 
for many *nix platforms.  We currently develop CGI applications in bbx 
(in addition to many other languages), and we are researching what it 
would take to use fastcgi in order to speed up our applications.


On Mon, 12 Aug 1996, Mark Brown wrote:

>     Is anyone working on bbx libraries for fastcgi? 
>     Or know of anyone that is?
> Could you elaborate (back to the list) on what you mean by bbx
> libraries?  What does a bbx library do?  Is there one bbx library in
> particular that's most widely used?  Is it used with CGI?  Is source
> code available?
> Many application libraries used with CGI "just work" with FastCGI.
> Certainly you'd never have trouble with something like a math library.
> Where you get in trouble is with libraries that contain assumptions
> like
>     "I don't need to manage storage because it will be cleaned up
>      on process exit"
>     "I don't need to provide a way to initialize global variables
>      for each request because that's done by the linker"
> etc.
> When the maintainer of such a library learns about FastCGI, they are
> often quite willing to make the necessary changes to allow application
> servers to work.
>     --mark