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What is it? =========== Terrible attempt at writing a smaller replacement for cURL. Will include a library in the future to make network operations in C convenient. Why? ==== Because there weren't any HTTPS clients that were small, readable, and portable with the features I needed. Also I needed to learn sockets. Okay, but you should still use cURL in your other projects. =========================================================== No, I shouldn't. cURL is huge, doesn't build with smaller compilers, and has way too many features. Apportate is a cantrip, cURL is a level nine spell. What's apportate's featureset, anyway? ====================================== Right now, it retrieves data over HTTP or Gopher, and can support TLS, at least when it comes to HTTPS. I'd like a more general approach to TLS support in the future. You can build it with any implementation of TLS so long as there's a libtls built atop it. Right now, that's Bear, Libre, and Open at the least. Its source code is small (< 500 lines of C total according to cloc right now) and uses only POSIX routines -- there's no temptation to use GNU or BSD features because I develop against musl and tcc, and I don't even have the Linux manpages on any of my systems. Furthermore, it has a relatively well-modularized design, at least for my current ability. It could be much better, if I had more experience, but it's still quite easy to add support for new protocols. For example, adding support for Gopher took me less than five minutes, and required no real edits to main aside from a kludge to avoid seeking for an HTTP response header terminator. Apportate also aims to have actually useful diagnostics; that is, compared to other tools, apportate aims to only provide useful error output. In the case of success, it follows the Rule of Silence; on unrecoverable errors, it aborts immediately. It supports multiple levels of verbosity, and exposes almost all of its internal operations for debugging.