[Pharo-project] [squeak-dev] Curl plugin problems

Igor Stasenko siguctua at gmail.com
Tue Feb 2 03:02:17 EST 2010


Just a lil question: why you using curl, when you can do everything in
smalltalk,
using sockets?

On 1 February 2010 21:39, Lukas Renggli <renggli at gmail.com> wrote:
> The curl plugin works very well and is very fast for the parts that it
> is supposed to work on.
>
> The problem is, that it does not provide a complete API to all the
> functionality of libcurl. For example, it is impossible to perform
> more sophisticated operations on protocols other than HTTP (like FTP).
> Worst of all, there is no way to work around this, because the plugin
> provides no direct access to the few low-level functions of libcurl
> (like curl_easy_setopt). Instead it wraps many (but by large not all)
> possible parameter combinations into an army of rigid primitives :-(
>
> I guess I'll to wait for CurlAlien to come alive.
>
> Lukas
>
> On 1 February 2010 19:21, John M McIntosh
> <johnmci at smalltalkconsulting.com> wrote:
>>> The Mac CurlPlugin in mac vm is generated at the moment from an older
>>> version. It is missing functions to add http headers (e.g. to
>>> authenticate against GData ClientLogin) .
>>
>> So is that part fixed now?
>>
>> On 2010-02-01, at 4:38 AM, Schmidt, Marco wrote:
>>
>>> I began working on an Alien-Curl-Wrapper too. The main problem (for me) was    the missing Alien support under WIN32/LINUX. Without Alien support it is easier to use the current CurlPlugin (with the changes to add header fields to the http requests). A long time ago I requested the integration of these changes in the squeak-vm list (see http://n4.nabble.com/CurlPlugin-23-under-Linux-td276117.html#a276117)...
>>>
>>> Marco Schmidt
>>
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