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Re: [PHP-DEV] Work is beginning on cURL and PHP again

From: Sterling Hughes <>
Date: 21 Oct 2002 22:28:38 +0200

On Mon, 2002-10-21 at 22:15, Jon Parise wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 21, 2002 at 10:12:55PM +0200, Sterling Hughes wrote:
> > * Autogenerating much of the interface between cURL and PHP, allowing
> > PHP to support multiple versions of the underlying cURL library
> By what mechanism do you plan on implementing this?

Well, currently i plan on using a Perl script to read the curl.h
definition file, and generate the code for all options that don't meet
the following criterium:

1) There is a definition in for the constant in the file
php4/ext/curl/objects.def, in the form of something like:

        // code goes here

2) the type of the constant is OBJECTPOINT

(the words "type" and "constant" are used loosely here :)

Then for constants that are definied in both curl/objects.def and
curl.h, i'll add the code for them into curl.c. Any other constants
will get simply get the "undefined constant" warning with E_ALL and cURL
will complain that the constant doesn't exist when curl_setopt() is
used, at least this is the current plan for auto-generation.

I'm also debating just having a standard (generated from the latest
stable cURL version) file, in case Perl is not present on the users
system (but if Perl isn't present on your system - that's pretty bad :)


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Received on 2002-10-22