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Land of Lisp

Cover of Land of Lisp by Conrad Barski M.D. Published by No Starch Press

Chapter 13. Let's Create a Web Server!

In Chapter 6, you learned how to interact with a user by sending text to and from the REPL. However, when people talk about “interacting with a user” these days, they’re usually referring to a user on the Web. In this chapter, you’re going to learn how to interact with users on the Web by building a web server from scratch. Since communications over a network are error prone by their nature, you’ll first learn how errors are handled in Lisp.

Error Handling in Common Lisp

Any time you’re interacting with the outside world, as our web server will, unexpected things can happen. No matter how smart a modern computer network may be, it can never anticipate every possible exceptional situation. After all, even the ...

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