[erlang-questions] What lib to use for http requests

Eric Pailleau <>
Sun Dec 14 23:39:21 CET 2014


Hi,
ok but RFC 2616 or 2817 ? (or even historical 1945 ?)
A list of features in readme.md, but no reference to a RFC version...
If each RFC had its own module, easy to compare several implementation, and even have the choice between speed, memory footprint, or whatsoever.
comparing two modules of same RFC is totally objective. And same common tests can be used.
Each brick of RFC tree might be written by community. Easy to maintain each brick, and easy to supersede a module by a better implementation.
This would help Erlang to be THE reference in all languages jungle... A dream ?

« Envoyé depuis mon mobile » Eric

Benoit Chesneau <> a écrit :

>On Sun, Dec 14, 2014 at 9:44 AM, Eric Pailleau <>
>wrote:
>>
>> I always thought that the solution is not to write httpc modules but to
>> write each needed RFC as a module and do some Lego with dependances.
>> This way would efficient to know what is able to do a httpc module.
>> A big work however for a single man, not so much for a community...
>> regards
>> « Envoyé depuis mon mobile » Eric
>>
>
>cowlib or hackney_lib (in hackney) do that. Main difficulty is not to weite
>them but write proper test to them ....
>
>- benoit
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