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Perl Docs in Curl

posted by pudge on 2001.04.29 6:41   Printer-friendly
johnseq writes "I wrote a pod2curl converter this week that I wanted to tell people about. It renders POD content in a new language for web user interfaces called Curl (currently implemented as a browser plugin, but will soon run as scripts and executable). It's good technology for dynamic document presentation which allows you the freedom to write UI's in declarative markup, script or OO as needed."

Curl is a company founded by WWW originator Tim Berners-Lee and director of the MIT Lab for Computer Sciences, Michael Dertouzos. See a story about it at ZDNet and check out the documentation. Unfortunately, most readers of this site may not be able to use it yet, as it is only available for some platform I've never heard of (something called "Windows").

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  • ...funny I thought curl was an application/library for grabbing content over HTTP requests. Silly me.......

    Wonder how long it will be until we see patent infringement letters flying around and that whole prior art argument.

    http://curl.haxx.se/ [curl.haxx.se]

  • Nice name choice. There are already 7 projects on Freshmeat using the pre-existing, and highly useful tool 'curl' which is a command line tool for getting data from a URL. Owners of that project are likely to be upset by your name-choice. Just so you know, here are the projects, and their freshmeat.net URLs (this was just a quick search, there may be others):

    curl and libcurl:
    http://freshmeat.net/projects/curl/ [freshmeat.net]

    Curl::easy
    http://freshmeat.net/projects/curleasy/ [freshmeat.net]

    Getleft
    http://freshmeat.net/projects/ge [freshmeat.net]

  • "Your name choice?" (As far as I know) the company "Curl" and the sender of the original story are unrelated, expect that the sender knows Curl. So nobody in this forum has chosen "Curl".

    As for the claim "the name was already in use": tough. I fail to see the relevance of a free command line url tool and a web browser programming language having a name collision.

    I guess pretty much all even remotely pronounceable four-letter words have been taken for something or another anyway, and "curl" is a real
  • That's it. I am changing my name to Jarkko!
  • I somehow think that there will be little confusion as to which Jarkko is which :)
  • "I'm Jarkko!"

    "No, I'm Jarkko!"

    Always look on the bright side of life...


    ;-)