Rust in cURLPosted Fri, 03 Sep 2021 15:30:00 +0000
First time guest host, Allen Wyma talks with Daniel, the original author of cURL, about using Rust in cURL.
- cURL is a command line tool and library for transferring data with URLs.
- cURL, and its data transfer core, libcurl are both written in C, which is known to be not memory safe.
- While it is almost impossibe to rewrite it into another language, offering a third-party library written in Rust could take a further step forward.
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- Architecture of cURL & libcurl
- What brought Daniel to Rust? How long has he been using Rust?
- What language was Daniel working in before that?
- Third party libraries written in Rust?
- What benefits does Rust bring to cURL?
- [@05:10] - cURL 7.78.0
- [@07:44] - Implementing Protocol
- [@09:25] - HTTP/3
- [@13:30] - Architecture of cURL & libcurl
- [@17:40] - cURL as a hybrid library
- [@19:40] - Replacing C with Rust
- [@34:00] - Experience of using Rust
- [@35:40] - async/.await in rust
- [@40:45] - Anything dislike about Rust?
- [@42:35] - Challenge of integrating with Rust
- [@48:00] - Can Rust help curl survive?
- [@49:10] - Tips for beginners?
Intro Theme: Aerocity
Audio Editing: Plangora
Hosting Infrastructure: Jon Gjengset
Show Notes: Plangora
Hosts: Allen Wyma