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From Chris Anderson <>
Subject Re: Can anyone tell me how to use the CouchDB C API?
Date Mon, 04 May 2009 02:57:46 GMT
On Sun, May 3, 2009 at 7:48 PM, Darrell Huang <> wrote:
> If there's a C API, can you tell me how can I find it and use it? I've
> looked in the whole directory of the CoucdDB source code but found nothing
> about it.
> Yours,
> Darrell.

CouchDB ships only with JavaScript access libraries. There are
libraries in many languages, all of them are available through
independent distribution channels.

I'm not sure if there's a C library, but all access to CouchDB is via
HTTP, so however you like to access HTTP from C will work. (The
suggestion to use Curl is a good one). The only other part of the
story is JSON parsing. In my limited research, yajl looked like a good
library for that.

I do think you'll end up needing to write most of the library
yourself. Luckily, once you have the HTTP and JSON libraries linked
in, the rest is just a matter of giving names to the various URL
endpoints of the CouchDB API.

Good luck and keep us posted!

>> What are you talking about? Of course, there's a C API! :-)
>> cheers,
>>  hugs

Chris Anderson

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