[aur-general] Wrote Small AUR Helper

Thomas Dziedzic gostrc at gmail.com
Fri Jan 14 01:12:11 EST 2011

On Fri, Jan 14, 2011 at 12:36 AM, Nathan Owens <ndowens.aur at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 01/13/2011 10:13 PM, Nathan Owens wrote:
>> 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
> Also just remembered, there was a discussion about having a AUR helper in
> community, but since others actually installed it for the user they wouldn't
> be added to community. What I thought about, maybe after it gets improved
> and enough votes, I wonder if it might be able to be added to community.

Sorry but aur helpers aren't allowed in [community], and that really
is a hard rule.

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