[swift-server-dev] HTTP Parser
dsperling at smithmicro.com
Sun Nov 20 09:58:31 CST 2016
I would like to provide some additional detail to the discussion on November 4 (which I missed since I joined recently).
The team pointed out this thread in Kitura which I initially opened:
Here is the referenced Swift http_parser project which I initially ported as a thought experiment. The goals, API and performance are described in the readme.
Michael Gottesman from Apple (@gottesmm) contacted me 2 weeks ago to see if we could add the project into the Swift Benchmark Suite. See the bottom of this PR for the request:
Michael and I approached the Node.js Foundation to see if they were willing to dual license http_parser under Apache 2 so it would be compatible with the Swift license. Here is that discussion, but in summary, a dual license is not realistic.
So, a http_parser Swift port:
- Would not have the proper license to be included in Swift
- Does not take full advantage of Swift
- Has the issues previously pointed out (UnsafePointers, asserts, throws simulating gotos)
- Does, however, demonstrate a Swift HTTP parser performance of 500K requests per second
Looking forward to meeting everyone on our call tomorrow. Hopefully this detail was helpful.
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