[Techtalk] The Internet is my functional programming language
newmans at sonic.net
Wed Nov 26 10:23:27 UTC 2008
My gut says to look at academia first. If nobody has tried to do it,
have you considered starting a company? ;)
This could be an excellent, if rather ambitious, open source / community
project, somewhat comparable to Wikipedia or OpenStreetMap.
But on the back end you'd still be scraping 100 different protocols, at
least until it becomes a standard "standard".
Kelly Jones wrote:
> Sarah, I think that's what I'm looking for.
> Instead of having to hack/scrape a 100 different protocols, it'd be
> nice if someone invented a "function server" that behaved something
> like this:
> % telnet functionserver.cornell.edu 81
> OBJECT functionserver.cornell.edu/Math
> METHOD sin
> ACTION call
> Content-Length: 30
> and get back something like: "<wddx><real>0.98865176285172</real><wddx>"
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