This annoys me quite a bit too, even tough I know it by heart by now...
> -----Original Message-----
> From: curl-and-php-bounces_at_cool.haxx.se
> [mailto:curl-and-php-bounces_at_cool.haxx.se]On Behalf Of Simon Yorkston
> Sent: Thursday, November 03, 2005 1:54 PM
> To: curl with PHP
> Subject: Re: help me explain PHP/CURL
> As someone with no bias on this issue - I can assure you,
> is pretty ugly, from a user's point of view, and def. from a
> point of view.
> For example - all the curl options are listed, but only the data type
> they accept is hyperlinked.
> If you want to see what an option does, you have to magically
> find your
> way to the curl_setopt page, and then finding the option in a table :)
> That annoys me endlessly ;)
> Daniel Stenberg wrote:
> > On Thu, 3 Nov 2005, Michael Wallner wrote:
> >> Uhm... I think that http://php.net/curl is quite
> elaborative, but I
> >> may be biased :)
> > Sorry, but I don't think that page is good enough for many
> simple users.
> > For example, it doesn't mention many bits about how you
> proceed to get
> > PHP/CURL installed on windows (or using a binary package).
> IIRC, there
> > are binaries provided for windows and you can somehow activate
> > PHP/CURL in that without having to learn configure options...
> >> Though, one reason might be that you host a php-curl
> mailing list...
> > Yes, but more I believe it is more importantly that I host and
> > maintain the 'curl web site' and the PHP binding is tirelessly
> > referred to as CURL (as opposed to a more special name such as
> > PHP/CURL) in PHP land so very many PHP users immediately
> get trouble
> > trying to figure this out.
> > I need to work on making that separation clearer on the web site.
> >> Seriously, Daniel, I don't think that lack of docs is the
> issue but
> >> the high popularity of PHP and libcurl and ever growing
> base of "new
> >> users" without any clue.
> > True, one should never under-estimate what lack of clues can do! ;-)
Received on 2005-11-03