cURL wrapper




0.2.8 2016-04-12 10:32 UTC


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Curly is an object oriented wrapper around PHP's cURL extension.

Basic usage

To execute requests you may provide a URL and HTTP method, but you may also provide an instance of PSR-7's RequestInterface as a base to configure the cURL channel.


$curly = new Curly();

// Using PSR-7 RequestInterface implementation
$request = (new Request)
	->withUri(new Uri('http://example.com'))
	->withHeader('Accepts', 'application/json');
$response = $curly->request($request);

// Using plain URL and method
$response = $curly->requestByUrl('http://example.com', Curly::HTTP_DELETE);

By default the requestByUrl() and request() methods will return a ResponseInterface. To process the response manually, you may configure callbacks or configure a custom handler (which under water will configure callbacks, but provides a cleaner programming interface).

Custom configuration

cURL options

The options that would normally be set through curl_setopt must be set through a CurlyOptions instance. The CurlyOptions instance can be reused over multiple requests.

Custom handlers

Instead of manually configuring callbacks in the CurlyOptions object, you may extend the AbstractHandler class to hook into events. The library comes with two implementations of the AbstractHandler. The CancellableHandler and StreamHandler.

The CancellableHandler is provided a callback during instantiation. During the transfer, cURL's progress event is routed to the handler, which in turn invokes the callback to determine whether the transfer should be aborted.

The StreamHandler decorates the CancellableHandler and is an example of a handler that hooks into cURL's read and write callbacks. It probably isn't very useful since setting the inputStream and outputStream options in the CurlyOptions object would achieve more or less the same, but helps demonstrate the usage of the callbacks.