[Haskell-cafe] Connection helpers: for people interested in network code

Don Stewart dons at galois.com
Wed Mar 5 18:04:59 EST 2008

> On 5 mar 2008, at 22.05, Bjorn Bringert wrote:
> >
> >There is some (dormant?) work on bringing HTTP into the age of the
> >ByteString. Thomas Schilling (nominolo) might be able to tell you more
> >about it.
> >
> Well, I can say with certainty that I won't have the time nor energy  
> to bring this into a usable state anytime soon (speak: not this  
> year).  I think it's unlikely that Jonas will, either.  Our work was  
> a quick hack, meant mainly as a proof of concept.  Doing it well  
> would require work and more knowledge of the HTTP protocol than I  
> have, ATM.  I agree that it would be valuable to the community, but  
> it's not gonna be me.
> I wonder, though, what happened to the curl bindings for Haskell?   
> This was a Summer of Code project last year.  Also Johan Tibell  
> expressed some interest in getting bytestrings for HTTP.

    $ git clone http://code.haskell.org/curl.git


But really, we want an no-errors bytestring-efficient http of our own.

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