Fwd: [erlang-questions] Re: http or httpc?

Attila Rajmund Nohl <>
Thu Apr 29 17:49:56 CEST 2010


2010/4/29, Tim Fletcher <>:
>> I think that's documentation that wasn't updated. The http module is
>> not even documented in the module list, and as far as I know, it's
>> just a backward-compatible interface. New code should use httpc.
>
> My mistake, I thought using the http module was the correct API.
>
> A lot of new-ish code uses the http module:
>
>   http://google.com/codesearch?q=http%3Arequest+lang%3Aerlang

I believe the httpc module is from 2009, so it was introduced only in
inets-5.3.1 (the current version), so it's pretty new.

> In addition to the inets docs, some of the inets code also uses the
> http module (src/inets_app/inets_service.erl, test/httpc_SUITE.erl,
> and test/httpc_cookie_SUITE.erl). Does that need patching?

I don't know, it's wise to keep testing the legacy interface, the OTP
team can't expect everyone to update immediately.


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