Knowing that WUWT has global reach and that many, many, technical people read it, I’m going to use that reach to help me solve a problem I have with a piece of programming that I use daily, but that has new problems due to the world changing around it, and the original programmer I contracted is now moved on and unavailable.
Without giving too many details, let me just say that this is a mature piece of code, well commented, and something that has been reliable for years. It’s just that for me to continue using it, I have to make an update for it, and that update is beyond my capability as a “I know enough to be dangerous” C++ programmer. The program is Windows based, and runs under Win XP and Windows 7 continuously fetching data by making use of the CURL library.
Basically, the program is an…
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