Help understanding which changes in HTTP.jl affect this (older) function in Couchzilla.jl. Trying to update the package to julia 1.0 and recent HTTP.jl

Hi, I just wanted to check if someone more knowledgeable in HTTP.jl could help me out with fixing another package that is a bit older and not entirely updated to recent HTTP.jl?

Couchzilla.jl is a julia interface to couchDB.

I get most things to work but there’s a function in the replication.jl file that listens for changes in the database.

function changes_streaming(db::Database;
  doc_ids = [],
  conflicts = false,
  descending = false,
  include_docs = false,
  attachments = false,
  att_encoding_info = false,
  limit = 0,
  since = 0)

  query = opts(conflicts=conflicts, descending=descending, include_docs=include_docs,
    attachments=attachments, att_encoding_info=att_encoding_info, limit=limit,
    since=since, feed="continuous", timeout=0)

  body = Dict{Any, Any}()
  headers = Dict("Content-Type" => "application/json")
  method = HTTP.get
  if length(doc_ids) > 0
    query["filter"] = "_doc_ids"
    body = Dict("doc_ids" => doc_ids)
    method =
  stream = method(endpoint(db.url, "_changes"), headers, JSON.json(body); cookies=db.client.cookies, query=query)

  function producer(chan::Channel)
    while true
      line = strip(readline(stream))
      if length(line) > 0 && line[1] == '{'
        put!(chan, JSON.parse(line))
      if eof(stream)

As far as I can understand it returns a function which one can use to listen to. According to the docs this is then how to use it:

    for ch in Channel(changes_streaming(db; limit=1))
      count += 1

I do however, get an error that reads:

nested task error: MethodError: no method matching readline(::HTTP.Messages.Response)
    Closest candidates are:
      readline() at io.jl:506
      readline(::AbstractString; keep) at io.jl:500
      readline(::IOStream; keep) at iostream.jl:444
     [1] (::Couchzilla.var"#producer#23"{HTTP.Messages.Response})(chan::Channel{Any})
       @ Couchzilla ~/.julia/packages/Couchzilla/tKI4Y/src/replication.jl:105
     [2] (::Base.var"#519#520"{Couchzilla.var"#producer#23"{HTTP.Messages.Response}, Channel{Any}})()
       @ Base ./channels.jl:132

My guess something has changed in HTTP such that the old function in Couchzilla doesn’t produce an IOStream.

Does anyone see a solution on what I need to change?

the code is found here: couchzilla.jl

I believe what you will need to do is:

stream = Base.BufferStream()
method(endpoint(db.url, "_changes"), headers, JSON.json(body); cookies=db.client.cookies, query=query, response_stream=stream)

That should tell HTTP.jl to write the body to stream which the function can then call readline() on.


Thats it, thank you!

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