A few hours spent with Perl in order to write a simple text server. It does just that: it serves text, and it allows you to change text because I think the read/write web is important. In a way it's a bit like #gopher without menus. You can have link extraction in the client, I think!
As this is basically just #gopher text files, and since @solderpunk's gopher client VF-1 allows us to extract URLs in text files in order to create a temporary menu, we can already use VF-1 to navigate site consisting of nothing but interlinked, simple text files. For now, the only URL scheme we can use is the Gopher URLs with a prepended 0 item type (for text files), but who cares? At least for now, this is good enough.
I was shown a tutorial for implementing something in Rust and generating WebAssembly. https://rustwasm.github.io/book/game-of-life/implementing.html
Now I'm looking at this "list of languages that currently compile to or have their VMs in WebAssembly(wasm)"
Intriguing! And I feel sad for the many unpopular languages with descriptions like "… is a general-purpose programming language designed for robustness, optimality, and maintainability." Like all of them, initially, hopefully.
I feel tempted to try WebPerl! Oh my, what have I done.