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Re: Feature freeze on May 21

From: Tim Tassonis <>
Date: Fri, 16 May 2008 11:35:44 +0200

Daniel Stenberg wrote:
> On Fri, 16 May 2008, Tim Tassonis wrote:
>>> it could as well be provided by a separate
>>> library, along with other utility functions.
>> True, but then again, the same could be said for the following
>> included helpers:
> [list cut out]
>> So, curl already provides some helper not implementing basic
>> functinality directly in the library.
> Very true. But most of those functions were added a very long time ago
> and we've gone a far way since then and we're now much more reluctant to
> add utility functions that are adding stuff already possible to do or
> that aren't core libcurl functionality.

Sorry, I didn't know that. I'm using libcurl for about 8 years now and
not always followed the development closely. I thought the helpers were
added just recently.

> When we discuss adding new things to the library we must talk about and
> see the usefulness and virtues about that particular new
> feature/function for libcurl at this moment in time. Arguing about what
> we did in the past won't help for this.

Of course, I was also trying to do this in other responses.

Received on 2008-05-16