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Re: Library defaults

From: Ted Zlatanov
Subject: Re: Library defaults
Date: Thu, 26 Jan 2017 18:03:54 -0500
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On Sun, 22 Jan 2017 00:19:23 +0100 Lars Ingebrigtsen <address@hidden> wrote: 

LI> Controlling things like cookies and caching is an application-level
LI> thing and not a library level thing (i.e., a browser like eww should
LI> allow the user to control whether to send cookies or not; not a global
LI> setting that affects the lower-level library).

LI> But still, nice defaults in a low-level library is also nice.
LI> So it's really: Make the defaults developer-friendly or source code
LI> friendly?  Because all calls from applications will end up looking like

LI> (with-url ("http..." :cookies t
LI>                      :cache t
LI>                      :verbose 0)
LI>    ...)

I think Michael Albinus' work with per-connection profiles/variables is
useful here. I plan to use it with GnuTLS[1], at least, and I think it
could be useful here as well.


[1] insert pithy footnote about time management

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