Linking Phobos with libcurl

Andrei Alexandrescu SeeWebsiteForEmail at
Tue May 11 07:41:31 PDT 2010

Lars T. Kyllingstad wrote:
> On Mon, 10 May 2010 20:38:02 -0700, Andrei Alexandrescu wrote:
>> Libcurl ( is a high quality library for
>> HTTP and FTP. I was thinking of using libcurl from Phobos, and as usual
>> this brings up the usual suspects in terms of distribution and
>> licensing.
>> Does anyone have insights about libcurl that could help us with this
>> decision? My understanding is that libcurl is quite widespread on Linux
>> so it wouldn't be a problem to just have the installer require it. Same
>> deal seems to be on OSX. I'm not sure what the situation on Windows is.
>> Ideas?
> I found this page that discusses the licence issues of libcurl and its 
> various optional and mandatory dependencies:

Yah, Walter and I read that too, but without having used the library we 
don't know exactly what builds are sensible (for example, if the user 
has krb4-enabled libcurl, does that restrict us in any way? etc.)


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