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

From: Alan Knowles <>
Date: Tue, 22 Oct 2002 07:38:56 +0800

Non blocking connections would be nice...

- On the generating stuff - why do you want to generate the code on the
users system? -
all the re2c stuff in CVS is 'pre-genereated'

It would be nice to have extension generator that could be built upon,
that didnt involve re-reading all those perl/awk manuals, just to add
features to it. :)
Any idea if finding 'generic' bits in the php-gtk generator is possible?


Sterling Hughes wrote:

>I'm going to be working on updating the PHP cURL extension in the coming
>* adding the multi-interface.
>* ssl session id caching (globally)
>* global dns cache in threaded webservers (same for ssl sesssion id
>* allowing cURL handle re-use.
>* allowing "persistent" cURL handles that survive the request, for HTTP
>1.1 persistent connections
>* Autogenerating much of the interface between cURL and PHP, allowing
>PHP to support multiple versions of the underlying cURL library
>* Supporting all cURL options/callbacks in one way or another
>* Adding a OOP interface to cURL, on the extension level... [undecided]
>* Updating the cURL documentation
>So, I'm sending this message, to the lists just to get any suggestions,
>comments, feature requests, bug reports that you would like me to look
>at/consider when revamping the extension. The changes will be done step
>by step to the extension, but the full revamping should be expected
>around the time of PHP 5 (PHP 4.3 is too soon for all these changes to
>be integrated and tested).
>PS: I'll be at the PHP Conference in Frankfurt, and ApacheCon in Las
>Vegas, if you're coming to either of those, feel free to talk about it
>with me there as well...

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Received on 2002-10-22