[erlang-questions] better HTTP client?

Bob Ippolito <>
Mon Sep 9 01:33:05 CEST 2013


On Sunday, September 8, 2013, Chris King wrote:

> **
> On Sun, 08 Sep 2013 19:00:20 -0400, Bob Ippolito <<javascript:_e({}, 'cvml', '');>>
> wrote:
>
> It's been a long time since I looked under the hood, but have you looked
> at lhttpc? It worked well for us when inets httpc did not.
>
>
> Hm, that looks good, but does not support asynchronous cancelable
> requests.  (I do lots of speculative prefetching; I want to be able to
> cancel not-yet-scheduled requests if they are no longer needed.)  I will
> keep it in mind though; thanks.
>

Async cancelable and synchronous are basically isomorphic in Erlang, just
start a process to wrap the sync call and kill it if you want to cancel.
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