[aur-general] Wrote Small AUR Helper

Nathan Owens ndowens.aur at gmail.com
Fri Jan 14 02:44:02 EST 2011

On 01/14/2011 12:12 AM, Thomas Dziedzic wrote:
> 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.
That is fine, just thought I remember something about the reason why was 
because most of the others install the packages.

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