[drakma-devel] Re: Portability of Drakma

Edi Weitz edi at agharta.de
Sun Mar 4 13:54:45 UTC 2007

On Fri, 2 Mar 2007 22:44:42 +0100, "Erik Huelsmann" <ehuels at gmail.com> wrote:

> This means I have 3 choices:
> 1) return both the stream and the socket object in the return values
> 2) use trivial-usocket: the trivial-sockets portability library which
> associates a usocket with a gray stream. Closing the stream will close
> the socket. But it adds another (rather useless IMO) call for every
> socket stream operation. Also, trivial-usocket has a smaller supported
> set of implementations than usocket does.
> 3) slightly violate/change the usocket API to require changing the
> stream to be a valid action for closing the socket.
> So, my initial reaction would be to change the http-request interface:
> still returning the http-stream return value, but return also a
> seventh value: the socket. On input we'd require the stream and the
> socket when the :stream key is supplied.
> But I could live with (3) as well.
> Do you have any preferences?

I'd prefer (3) because it means we don't have to change Drakma and I
won't have to do any work (for which I don't have time right now).
But I can live with (1), if you provide a clean patch for that -
including all the necessary updates to docstrings and the HTML

What is the additional usocket functionality we'd lose if we opt for


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