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  • hurl

    Hurl, run and test HTTP requests with plain text.

    > Precompiled binary is available at hurl-1.3.1-x86_64-linux.tar.gz

    > For Debian / Ubuntu, Hurl can be installed using a binary .deb file provided in each Hurl release.

    > hurl-bin package for Arch Linux and derived distros.

    > An installer is available at hurl-1.3.1-win64-installer.exe

    Just glancing at a few files, is already over 500 lines, which means shell would be impractical. C is a very difficult language to learn and to use correctly, so in the long-term there will be more Rust (and Go, and Python) programmers than C programmers. I think that is a good reason for projects to choose other languages.

    In fact, one might equally ask why it wasn't written in Python - Python is safer than C, far easier, and performance doesn't sound critical for an HTTP debugger meant to be used interactively by a human.

  • dot-http

    dot-http is a text-based scriptable HTTP client

    There's also dot-http[0] which aims to provide a similar interface to what IntelliJ's requests feature has. I've used it a few times. It's a shame development has died, so hopefully Hurl can take its place.


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    HTTP REST client tool for emacs

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