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Re: Emacs HTTP libraries [was: Re: How to contribute new package to GNU

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: Emacs HTTP libraries [was: Re: How to contribute new package to GNU ELPA?]
Date: Tue, 22 Dec 2020 00:20:03 -0500

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  > I think the main issue is that url.el can often be rather slow,
  > sometimes taking half a minute or more to complete a request that would
  > take curl or other libraries a blink of an eye.

  > If curl or whatever other method could be used to accelerate url.el, a
  > lot of application in Emacs would become more feasible to use, without
  > having to rewrite anything.

I see.  No problem in making that faster.

  > Request.el is another story, and I can't comment on that. It's probably
  > just like with dash/s/f/... where non-elisp developers dislike the
  > built-in API, but I'm just guessing.

>From what people have said here, it sounds unproblematical.
But could you explain what you mean by comparing it with dash/s/f/?
Would someone please tell me what names the entry points of request.el have?

Dr Richard Stallman
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