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Re: libwww c++ wraper?

From: Joel Young <jdy@cs.brown.edu>
Date: Thu, 25 Oct 2001 12:14:31 -0400
Message-Id: <200110251614.MAA00519@godel.cs.brown.edu>
To: "Tal Halfon" <talh@smarteam.com>, www-lib@w3.org
cc: jdy@cs.brown.edu

Tal,

I recommend you stay clear of libwww.  It is entering the lifecycle
phase known as bitrot.  

That said however, it is the most powerful free web library (application
framework actually) that I have found for C/C++ and with that has a
steep learning curve.  You will find that you are spending a lot of time
reading and maybe fighting the internal code. 

Libwww badly needs to be reengineered into Standard C++ (embracing the
STL, generics).  Wrapping it will just increase the layers of
obfuscation.

By the way I am cutting all of my code over to using these libraries:

libcurl  -->  http://curl.haxx.se/
libxml2  -->  http://www.xmlsoft.org/

which are under active development and maintenance.  They are not C++
:-( but they wrap well since they are libraries and not frameworks.

There is probably a nice full featured C++ web library tucked into the
bowels of Mozilla...

Joel
jdy@cs.brown.edu
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From: "Tal Halfon" <talh@smarteam.com>
Date: Thu, 25 Oct 2001 04:40:29 -0400 (EDT)
  To: <www-lib@w3.org>
Subj: libwww c++ wraper?

i wonder if someone ca share withe me any
libwww c++ wrapper that he/she build or find
and send it to me .

thank you
Received on Thursday, 25 October 2001 12:14:38 GMT

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