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hundreds-breakfast-49010

12/18/2019, 1:09 AM
I have a draft PR of a commit set that adds about the most basic possible notion of a HTTP intrinsic to the engine: https://github.com/pantsbuild/pants/pull/8834 , curious for people's thoughts on this
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witty-crayon-22786

12/18/2019, 3:02 AM
i continue to be uncomfortable with the idea.
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happy-kitchen-89482

12/18/2019, 3:34 AM
what is an alternative for rules that need to make API requests?
For example, would an EPR that calls
curl
be OK? Because I see this as basically that but more performant.
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witty-crayon-22786

12/18/2019, 4:31 AM
Create a pex and isolate this logic there.
(is an alternative: not an imperative)
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happy-kitchen-89482

12/18/2019, 5:48 AM
Not sure I understand how that is better