[darcs-users] darcs patch: Remove support for calling wget/curl on ... (and 2 more)

Trent W. Buck trentbuck at gmail.com
Sun Mar 15 23:09:12 UTC 2009


On Sun, Mar 15, 2009 at 04:33:35PM +0100, Dmitry Kurochkin wrote:
> Correct. As to why, I believe the answer is - because no one
> implemented it. Now, when when libwww is gone implementing POST with
> curl should be easier.

While we're on the subject, has anyone evaluated using external
haskell/curl bindings?

$ cabal list curl
* curl
    Synopsis: Haskell binding to libcurl
    Latest version available: 1.3.4
    Latest version installed: [ Not installed ]
    License:  BSD3

> Besides POST, HTTP is used to fetch maintenance info (or how is it
> called?) from darcs.net in case of bug. We can not use curl here
> because it uses bug itself. I never understood why darcs does this.
> IMHO there is little use in this, but it can introduce delays (or
> bug inside bug :)) if network connection is slow or mis-configured
> or something goes wrong in haskell-http. I would vote for removing
> it.

+1 for removing it.


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