cohttp-async

AuthorsAnil Madhavapeddy, Stefano Zacchiroli, David Sheets, Thomas Gazagnaire, David Scott, Rudi Grinberg and Andy Ray
LicenseISC
Homepagehttps://github.com/mirage/ocaml-cohttp
Issue Trackerhttps://github.com/mirage/ocaml-cohttp/issues
Tagsorg:mirage and org:xapi-project
Maintaineranil@recoil.org
Dependencies
&cohttp>= 1.0.0
conduit-async
fmt>= 0.8.2
jbuilder>= 1.0+beta10
logs
magic-mime
ounit
Availableocaml-version >= "4.03.0"
PublishedNov 17, 2017
Source [http] https://github.com/mirage/ocaml-cohttp/releases/download/v1.0.0/cohttp-1.0.0.tbz
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An OCaml library for HTTP clients and servers

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Cohttp is an OCaml library for creating HTTP daemons. It has a portable HTTP parser, and implementations using various asynchronous programming libraries:

  • Cohttp_lwt_unix uses the Lwt library, and specifically the UNIX bindings.
  • Cohttp_async uses the Async library.
  • Cohttp_lwt exposes an OS-independent Lwt interface, which is used by the Mirage interface to generate standalone microkernels use the cohttp-mirage subpackage.
  • Cohttp_lwt_xhr compiles to a JavaScript module that maps the Cohttp calls to XMLHTTPRequests. This is used to compile OCaml libraries like the GitHub bindings to JavaScript and still run efficiently.

You can implement other targets using the parser very easily. Look at the IO signature in lib/s.mli and implement that in the desired backend.

You can activate some runtime debugging by setting COHTTP_DEBUG to any value, and all requests and responses will be written to stderr. Further debugging of the connection layer can be obtained by setting CONDUIT_DEBUG to any value.