for C++ programmers

libcurl provides a C API. C and C++ are similar but not the same. There are a few things to keep in mind when using libcurl in C++.

Strings are C strings, not C++ string objects

When you pass strings to libcurl's APIs that accept char * that means you cannot pass in C++ strings or objects to those functions.

For example, if you build a string with C++ and then want that string used as a URL:

std::string url = "" + i;
curl_easy_setopt(curl, CURLOPT_URL, url.c_str());

Callback considerations

Since libcurl is a C library, it does not know anything about C++ member functions or objects. You can overcome this limitation with relative ease using for a static member function that is passed a pointer to the class.

Here's an example of a write callback using a C++ method as callback:

// f is the pointer to your object.
static size_t YourClass::func(void *buffer, size_t sz, size_t n, void *f)
  // Call non-static member function.

// This is how you pass pointer to the static function:
curl_easy_setopt(hcurl, CURLOPT_WRITEFUNCTION, YourClass::func);
curl_easy_setopt(hcurl, CURLOPT_WRITEDATA, this);