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From: Vladimir Prus (ghost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-04-05 05:44:09

Bruno Lalande wrote:

> Hello,
> Yesterday I had to write a program that compiles 2 forms of
> executables: a standalone version that takes its parameters from the
> command line, and another one that serves as a CGI program and thus
> takes exactly the same parameters but from stdin (POST method). I
> naturally chose Boost.ProgramOptions for the first one, and did the
> job by myself for the second one. I finally realized that I was doing
> fundamentally the same thing as what a ProgramOptions parser basically
> does: parsing a name=value series of variables, checking unknown
> values, assign them to variables, etc... plus a few formatting work to
> handle URL format specificities.
> So in the end I was wondering if a "cgi_query_parser" would be
> appreciated as an addition to the parsers already present in
> Boost.ProgramOptions? I can directly see the benefits inside my own
> program since the 2 versions would only differ on one line of code.
>>From a more general point of view, it could be a simple way to have a
> CGI support somewhere in Boost.
> If such a thing can be interesting, I can take a few time to implement it.

I must admit I have zero knowledge of CGI. As soon as it actually makes sense
to parse it using program_options, and there's no some fundamental mismatch,
I'd be happy to have CGI parser included.


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