Hi,

Listed below is my first experiment with reactive programming. It is a simple web server written using the Data.Reactive[1] library. The intended interface is given by the runHttpServer function, so the remainder is intended to be internal.

I'd be happy to hear comments on any parts of this, but am particularly interested in the following:

1. Is this kind of code what is intended from reactive programming?
2a. I'm not sure about passing the (Handle,...) tuple around. Is there a way to avoid this?
2b. I'm not sure of the best place to handle possible socket exceptions
2c. I'd like to be able to pass a function of type Event Request -> Event Response to runHttpServer, so that reactive programming could be used throughout client code also, but the (Handle,...) tuples seem to be getting in the way.
3. I have a feeling there's a clearer way to write responseSend.

Thanks,
Levi

[1] http://www.haskell.org/haskellwiki/Reactive

module Main where

import Control.Applicative
import Control.Arrow ((&&&),(>>>))
import Control.Concurrent
import Control.Monad

import Data.Reactive

import Network.BSD
import Network.HTTP
import Network

import System.IO

import Text.XHtml.Strict

type RequestHandler = Request -> Response

main = runHttpServer helloWorldHandler

helloWorldHandler :: RequestHandler
helloWorldHandler _ =  Response (2,0,0) "" [] $ prettyHtml helloWorldDoc

helloWorldDoc = header << thetitle << "Hello World"
           +++ body << h1 << "Hello World"

runHttpServer r = socketServer >>= runE . handleConnection r

socketServer :: IO (Event Handle)
socketServer = withSocketsDo $ do
 (e,snk) <- mkEventShow "Server"
 sock <- listenOn (PortNumber 8080)
 forkIO $ forever $ acceptConnection sock $ snk
 return e

handleConnection :: RequestHandler -> Event Handle -> Event (IO ())
handleConnection r = handleToRequest >>> runRequestHandler r >>> responseSend


handleToRequest :: Event Handle -> Event (Handle, IO (Result Request))
handleToRequest e = fmap (id &&& receiveHTTP) e

responseSend :: Event (Handle, IO (Result Response)) -> Event (IO ())
responseSend e = fmap (\(h,rsp) -> rsp >>= either (putStrLn . show) (respondHTTP h) >> close h) e

runRequestHandler :: RequestHandler -> Event (Handle, IO (Result Request)) -> Event (Handle, IO (Result Response))
runRequestHandler r e = fmap hrToHr e
 where
   rqhdl :: Result Request -> Result Response
   rqhdl rq =  bindE rq (Right . r)
hrToHr :: (Handle, IO (Result Request)) -> (Handle, IO (Result Response))
   hrToHr (h,req) = (h, liftA rqhdl req)

acceptConnection s k = accept s >>= \(h,_,_) -> forkIO $ k h

instance Stream Handle where
 readLine h = hGetLine h >>= \l -> return $ Right $ l ++ "\n"
 readBlock h n = replicateM n (hGetChar h) >>= return . Right
 writeBlock h s = mapM_ (hPutChar h) s >>= return . Right
 close = hClose






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