httparsed 1.2.1

Fast betterC/nogc HTTP request/response parser


To use this package, run the following command in your project's root directory:

Manual usage
Put the following dependency into your project's dependences section:

httparsed

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Push parser of HTTP/1.x requests and responses. Other internet message like protocols (ie RTSP) are supported too.

Inspired by picohttpparser.

Features

  • doesn't allocate anything on it's own (nothrow @nogc)
  • works with betterC
  • uses compile time introspection to pass parsed message parts to callbacks
  • doesn't store any internal state
  • handles incomplete messages and can continue parsing from previous buffer index
  • no dependencies
  • uses SSE4.2 with LDC2 compiler and SSE4.2 enabled target CPU

Usage

// define our message content handler
struct Header
{
    const(char)[] name;
    const(char)[] value;
}

// Just store slices of parsed message header
struct Msg
{
    @safe pure nothrow @nogc:
    void onMethod(const(char)[] method) { this.method = method; }
    void onUri(const(char)[] uri) { this.uri = uri; }
    int onVersion(const(char)[] ver)
    {
        minorVer = parseHttpVersion(ver);
        return minorVer >= 0 ? 0 : minorVer;
    }
    void onHeader(const(char)[] name, const(char)[] value) {
        this.m_headers[m_headersLength].name = name;
        this.m_headers[m_headersLength++].value = value;
    }
    void onStatus(int status) { this.status = status; }
    void onStatusMsg(const(char)[] statusMsg) { this.statusMsg = statusMsg; }

    const(char)[] method;
    const(char)[] uri;
    int minorVer;
    int status;
    const(char)[] statusMsg;

    private {
        Header[32] m_headers;
        size_t m_headersLength;
    }

    Header[] headers() return { return m_headers[0..m_headersLength]; }
}

// init parser
auto reqParser = initParser!Msg(); // or `MsgParser!MSG reqParser;`
auto resParser = initParser!Msg(); // or `MsgParser!MSG resParser;`

// parse request
string data = "GET /foo HTTP/1.1\r\nHost: 127.0.0.1:8090\r\n\r\n";
// returns parsed message header length when parsed sucessfully, -ParserError on error
int res = reqParser.parseRequest(data);
assert(res == data.length);
assert(reqParser.method == "GET");
assert(reqParser.uri == "/foo");
assert(reqParser.minorVer == 1); // HTTP/1.1
assert(reqParser.headers.length == 1);
assert(reqParser.headers[0].name == "Host");
assert(reqParser.headers[0].value == "127.0.0.1:8090");

// parse response
data = "HTTP/1.0 200 OK\r\n";
uint lastPos; // store last parsed position for next run
res = resParser.parseResponse(data, lastPos);
assert(res == -ParserError.partial); // no complete message header yet
data = "HTTP/1.0 200 OK\r\nContent-Type: text/plain\r\nContent-Length: 3\r\n\r\nfoo";
res = resParser.parseResponse(data, lastPos); // starts parsing from previous position
assert(res == data.length - 3); // whole message header parsed, body left to be handled based on actual header values
assert(resParser.minorVer == 0); // HTTP/1.0
assert(resParser.status == 200);
assert(resParser.statusMsg == "OK");
assert(resParser.headers.length == 2);
assert(resParser.headers[0].name == "Content-Type");
assert(resParser.headers[0].value == "text/plain");
assert(resParser.headers[1].name == "Content-Length");
assert(resParser.headers[1].value == "3");

Adding library to your project

To use this library just add dependency "httparsed" version=">=1.1.0" to your dub.sdl project configuration.

Or just copypaste the whole file and use it directly.

SSE4.2

To use SSE4.2 use this in your dub.sdl:

dflags "-mcpu=native" platform="ldc"

Performance

  • Tested on: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 8-Core Processor
  • Best of 5 runs for each parser
  • tested parsers:
  • httparsed (noop) - this parser but with a provided message context with no callbacks - it just parses through requests, but doesn't use anything
  • httparsed - this parser with a simple msg struct as in example above
  • picohttpparser
  • http_parser
  • llhttp - replacement of http_parser
  • vibe-d - stripped down version of HTTP request parser used in vibe-d
  • arsd - stripped down HTTP request parser of arsd's cgi.d package

results

Authors:
  • Tomáš Chaloupka
Dependencies:
none
Versions:
1.2.1 2021-Jul-26
1.2.0 2020-Dec-16
1.1.1 2020-Dec-15
1.1.0 2020-Dec-15
1.0.1 2020-Dec-14
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Download Stats:
  • 1 downloads today

  • 50 downloads this week

  • 154 downloads this month

  • 2298 downloads total

Score:
2.9
Short URL:
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