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Version: v0.20.1

HTTP

def test()
puts(request["body"])
return("test")
end

HTTP.handle("/", test)

HTTP.listen(3000)

// Example request hash:
// {"protocol": "HTTP/1.1", "protocolMajor": 1, "protocolMinor": 1, "body": "servus", "method": "POST", "host": "localhost:3000", "contentLength": 6}

Literal Specific Methods

handle(STRING, FUNCTION)

Returns NIL|ERROR

Adds a handle to the global HTTP server. Needs to be done before starting one via .listen(). Inside the function a variable called "request" will be populated which is a hash with information about the request.

Also a variable called "response" will be created which will be returned automatically as a response to the client. The response can be adjusted to the needs. It is a HASH supports the following content:

  • "status" needs to be an INTEGER (eg. 200, 400, 500). Default is 200.
  • "body" needs to be a STRING. Default ""
  • "headers" needs to be a HASH(STRING:STRING) eg. headers["Content-Type"] = "text/plain". Default is {"Content-Type": "text/plain"}
HTTP.handle("/", callback_func)

listen(INTEGER)

Returns NIL|ERROR

Starts a blocking webserver on the given port.

HTTP.listen(3000)

Generic Literal Methods

methods()

Returns ARRAY

Returns an array of all supported methods names.

"test".methods()
Output
["upcase", "find", "format", "reverse", "split", "replace", "strip!", "count", "reverse!", "lines", "downcase!", "upcase!", "size", "plz_i", "strip", "downcase"]

to_json()

Returns STRING|ERROR

Returns the object as json notation.

a = {"test": 1234}
a.to_json()
Output
{"test": 1234}
"{\"test\":1234}"

type()

Returns STRING

Returns the type of the object.

"test".type()
Output
"STRING"

wat()

Returns STRING

Returns the supported methods with usage information.

true.wat()
Output
"BOOLEAN supports the following methods:
plz_s()"