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Re: ‘http-get*’ and all that

From: Andy Wingo
Subject: Re: ‘http-get*’ and all that
Date: Fri, 11 Jan 2013 19:49:41 +0100
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Hi :)

On Fri 11 Jan 2013 17:53, address@hidden (Ludovic Courtès) writes:

> "Andy Wingo" <address@hidden> skribis:
>>       (http-get): Redefine in terms of http-get.  Deprecate the
>>       #:extra-headers argument in favor of #:headers.  Allow a body.  Add a
>>       #:streaming? argument, subsuming the functionality of http-get*.
>>       (http-get*): Deprecate.
> ‘http-get*’ was added in 2.0.7, so it doesn’t seem wise to deprecate it
> just a couple of months later, no?

In many ways it's better to deprecate early while there are few users,
and the change was recent.  It's not like the interfaces are actually
going away for a while.

> As for adding another keyword instead of another procedure, that’s fine,
> but not strikingly more elegant either, IMO.

We would have had to add 3 or 4 additional procedures: http-put*,
http-post*, etc.  It was actually less work to add #:streaming? to
http-get, and at that point http-get* is superfluous.

When making these choices, I used Python's "requests" module as a guide:  It's actually quite nice to

> In terms of process, I’d prefer more discussion.  For instance, while we
> briefly discussed (ice-9 iconv) on IRC, posting an RFC here, or at least
> a note, would have helped give the feeling that people are in the loop,
> and may have turned up useful feedback.

Sure, no problem.  I had assumed that the old guile-user discussion was
sufficient (, but I
can't blame you for forgetting about a thread last April ;)

Any other points on the code?



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