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Re: Bug#382531: ITP: furl -- a small utility for displaying the HTTP headers returned by Web servers

Em Mon, 14 Aug 2006 11:31:29 +0100
martin f krafft <madduck@debian.org> escreveu:

> ... twice the size, but it can do a whole lot more. And it has the
> added benefit that it can actually fire off GET/HEAD/POST/whatever
> requests.
> This is libwww-perl. I don't object to furl, but so far I am not
> convinced.

I don't really have an opinion on whether furl should be included, but
just playing devil's advocate: the perl lib's is twice the size, but
you'd need the perl interpreter which uses lots of megs. The furl
utility is written in C, and thus should not need anything other than
libc6, so could be a nice thing to have on very small installs, along
with a small libc and busybox.

See you,

Gustavo Noronha Silva <kov@debian.org>

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