[erlang-questions] Are you using {packet, http} ?

Sverker Eriksson <>
Fri Jul 18 16:26:31 CEST 2008


Paulo Sérgio Almeida wrote:
> As you are making it official, here is something you may consider as 
> well, if not now, maybe for a future version: supporting the "binary" 
> option. As it is now, the binary option is ignored [...]
 
I suppose you mean to return the same http-tuples but with binaries 
instead of lists for the string values.
One problem here is backward compatibility (again). At least Yaws is 
already using the combination [binary,{packet,http}]. We could of course 
argue our right to change an undocumented feature, but is it worth it? 
Maybe a new {packet, http_bin} is a future solution even though using 
the binary option could be more elegant.


/Sverker, Erlang/OTP Ericsson




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