Daniel Stenberg <dan...@haxx.se> writes: > On Sun, 17 Mar 2013, Antoine Pelisse wrote: > >>> With redirects taken into account, I can't think of any really good way >>> around avoiding this init... >> >> Is there any way for curl to initialize SSL on-demand ? > > Yes, but not without drawbacks. > > If you don't call curl_global_init() at all, libcurl will notice that > on first use and then libcurl will call global_init by itself with a > default bitmask. > > That automatic call of course will prevent the application from being > able to set its own bitmask choice, and also the global_init function > is not (necessarily) thread safe while all other libcurl functions are > so the internal call to global_init from an otherwise thread-safe > function is unfortunate.
So in short, unless you are writing a custom application to talk to servers that you know will never redirect you to HTTPS, passing custom masks such as ALL&~SSL to global-init is not going to be a valid optimization. I think that is a reasonable API; your custom application may want to go around your intranet servers all of which serve their status over plain HTTP, and it is a valid optimization to initialize the library with ALL&~SSL. It is just that such an optimization does not apply to us---we let our users go to random hosts we have no control over, and they may redirect us in ways we cannot anticipate. -- To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe git" in the body of a message to majord...@vger.kernel.org More majordomo info at http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html