Why nginx's http parser doesnt use regular expressions?
anshukk at gmail.com
Tue Jun 25 04:11:54 UTC 2013
Thanks for the reply.
I have another question, was any state machine generators like ragel used
to code this or this is completely hand written?
On Mon, Jun 24, 2013 at 4:21 PM, Maxim Dounin <mdounin at mdounin.ru> wrote:
> On Sun, Jun 23, 2013 at 11:16:21AM +0530, anshuk kumar wrote:
> > This is in reference to the following code
> > https://github.com/joyent/http-parser
> > What could be the main reason for such a design decision? I guess I could
> > write few regular expressions to parse HTTP req & res this would be a lot
> > less complex than Igor's version of the parser.
> > What am I missing here?
> Regular expressions isn't something readily available when you
> code in C, nor something which can be easily used to parse data
> available in chunks. It's also highly unlikely that even
> carefully coded regular expressions will be able to beat C code in
> terms of performance.
> Of course if you are coding some simple http server in perl or
> unlikely a good choise if you are coding high performance web
> server in C.
> Maxim Dounin
> nginx-devel mailing list
> nginx-devel at nginx.org
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
More information about the nginx-devel