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Re: more url-utils?

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: more url-utils?
Date: Mon, 16 May 2011 10:15:39 -0300
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.50 (gnu/linux)

j> Would the defun below be suitable to include in url-util?
j> You nearly always want to work with the data part of the document.
j> The code snippet below occurs a lot in different packages.

j> A wrapper that downloads a file(like curl or wget) would be nice also.

j> (defun org-feed-skip-http-headers (buffer)
> ...

> Yes to both, but like Lars I think the header-skipping should be an
> option for the current API and not a new function.

While Emacs uses them a lot, dynamically-scoped variables used as
implicit extra parameters are bad.  In many cases, it's difficult to
avoid using them, but in this case, calling a function after the
url-retrieve call works just as well, so there's no excuse.


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