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On Sep 29, 2009, at 12:40 PM, Cosmin Apreutesei wrote:

If the primary reason to abstract http away would be simplification,
you'd have this put on a library instead. A library you can use if you
like when you like, and you can also _not_ use when you need not to
(you could even use two libraries on the same http stream). You'd have
both abstraction and control at the same time.

Right on, this is how Nanoki is setup. Nanoki itself is an application [1], which happen to use an HTTP library [2] that provides an HTTP server [3].

I think this analogy is accurate if you think about what O/R mappers
have done to poor people around the world :)

Finally, someone got the analogy... great minds and all that... :)

Ironically, dumbing down your use of SQL to the common set of
functionality available on all compliant servers goes against many
criteria for choosing a server in the first place :) but I diverge.

Ah, yes, the curse of the lowest common denominator :D