[Haskell-cafe] Contributing to http-conduit

Michael Snoyman michael at snoyman.com
Tue Jan 24 19:47:36 CET 2012

On Tue, Jan 24, 2012 at 6:57 PM, Myles C. Maxfield
<myles.maxfield at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 23, 2012 at 10:43 PM, Michael Snoyman <michael at snoyman.com>
> wrote:
>> On Tue, Jan 24, 2012 at 8:37 AM, Myles C. Maxfield
>> <myles.maxfield at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > I have attached a patch to add a redirect chain to the Response
>> > datatype.
>> > Comments on this patch are very welcome.
>> I thought that this isn't necessary since a client wanting to track
>> all the redirects could just handle them manually by setting the
>> redirect count to 0.
> It seems like a lot of work to re-implement the redirection-following code,
> just to know which URL the bytes are coming from.  I feel that adding this
> field makes the library easier to use, but it's your call.

If that's the concern, I'd much rather just expose a function to help
with dealing with redirects, rather than sticking a rather arbitrary
[Ascii] in everyone's Response. I think a function along the lines of:

checkRedirect :: Response -> Maybe Request

would fit the bill, and could be extracted from the current `http` function.


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