[aur-general] Wrote Small AUR Helper

Nathan Owens ndowens.aur at gmail.com
Thu Jan 13 23:13:26 EST 2011

On 01/13/2011 08:41 PM, Jonathan Conder wrote:
> On 14 January 2011 15:57, Nathan Owens<ndowens.aur at gmail.com>  wrote:
>> I wrote a little AUR helper in C++, though currently it only downloads the
>> tarball if the package name is valid. I am new to C++ and wanted to know if
>> you thought the code was good. I was thinking about putting it in AUR, but
>> figured I would asked for opinion first. Here is the url for the code:
>> http://pastebin.com/aSW1awD4
> So far so good, just a few pointers:
> - The struct Aur isn't necessary - the file field is never used. You should
> remove Aur:: from the getFile definition to make it an ordinary function.
> - The return type of getFile should be void, not char. I would suggest
> passing the -Wall and -pedantic options to g++ so the compiler would catch
> these types of issues.
> - The only headers I think you need are<iostream>,<stdlib.h>  and<string>
> (not<string.h>, which is a C header). I might have missed something though.
> - As a next step I would use a library to download the file, rather than
> calling wget which isn't very efficient. You might choose libcurl, libfetch,
> libsoup, Qt, or maybe something else.
> - Although it isn't needed yet, I would suggest adding a break statement
> after case 1, to avoid errors when you add more cases.
> Hope this helps,
> Jonathan
Refresh to code. I updated after I noticed the AUR:: stuff wasnt needed. 
So I changed the struct to class

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