[Haskell-cafe] Simple HTTP lib for Windows?

Yitzchak Gale gale at sefer.org
Thu Jan 18 17:28:48 EST 2007

Alistair Bayley wrote:
>> I'd like to write a very simple Haskell script that when given a URL, looks
>> up the page, and returns a string of HTML. I don't see an HTTP library in
>> the standard libs...

Neil Mitchell wrote:
> MissingH?


It would be great to have a full-featured native library that
handles all of the subtleties - redirects, cookies, etc.
But it could be that the most robust solution
currently is still the following:

(Using -package MissingPY)

import Python.Interpreter
import Python.Objects

main = do
  pyImport "urllib2"

getHtml :: String -> IO String
getHtml url = do
  urlObj <- toPyObject url
  handle <- callByName "urllib2.urlopen" [urlObj] []
  r <- getattr handle "read"
  pyObject_Call r [] [] >>= strOf


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