[Haskell-cafe] ANN: HTTPbis / HTTP-4000.x package available
greenspan.levi at googlemail.com
Fri Jan 16 13:04:48 EST 2009
Sounds very good to me. However I would like to as one question
regarding the HTTP lib. On hackage I read: "HTTP: A library for
client-side HTTP". Maybe you or someone on this list can tell me what
the restrictions of the HTTP library are that restrict it to client
side. What would be required to enable it for server-side use as well?
Is it planed to complete HTTP this way?
On Fri, Jan 16, 2009 at 7:36 AM, Sigbjorn Finne
<sigbjorn.finne at gmail.com> wrote:
> I guess it's time to publish more widely the availability of a modernization
> the venerable and trusted HTTP package, which I've been working on
> off&on for a while.
> Bunch of changes, but the headline new feature of this new version
> is the parameterization of the representation of payloads in both HTTP
> requests and responses. Two new representations are supported, strict and
> ByteStrings. Some people have reported quietly pleasing speedups as a result
> of this change. (If they want to report numbers, please do..)
> Another change/fix in this release is the _alleged_ fix to the long-standing
> in the use of absolute URIs vs absolute paths in requests (for non-proxied
> proxied use.) Give it a go..
> Notice that the HTTP-4000.x version will require you to make some
> modifications to your existing HTTP-using code -- I've tried to keep the API
> backwards compatible minimal despite the change in functionality and
> underlying types. If you do not want to deal with this right away, please
> introduce a <4000 dependency on the HTTP package in your .cabal files.
> I've also taken on the maintainership of the package, with the highly
> Bjorn Bingert no longer having the usual abundance of cycles to look after
> it (hope I'm not misrepresenting facts here, Bjorn!) However, I've yet to
> gain access to www.haskell.org and update http://www.haskell.org/http,
> so for now you may pick up a new version the lib via
> GIT repo for HTTP-4000 / HTTPbis is here
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