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Re: [blogged] fcurl is fread and friends for URLs

From: dev_user <>
Date: Sun, 24 Apr 2016 11:15:42 -0400

On 04/24/16 11:01, Daniel Stenberg wrote:
> Hey,
> This whole family of functions, fopen, fread, fwrite, fgets, fclose and
> more are defined in the C standard since C89. You can’t really call
> yourself a C programmer without knowing them and probably even using
> them in at least a few places.
> I’ve started to work on a library that provides a look-alike API with
> matching functions and behaviors, but that allows fopen() to instead
> specify a URL instead of a file name. I call it fcurl. It is hosted at
> It is not strictly libcurl, as it is written to be on top of it but it
> is powered by libcurl of course.
> The entire blog post is here:

This is a snazzy great idea. A really awesome feature would be thread
safe capability from the beginning.


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Received on 2016-04-24