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I would love to have the ability to make API requests from PICO-8, and I think it would open up loads of opportunities for projects such as home automation controllers, carts that retrieve information from publicly available APIs such as weather information, etc.

The only example of networking functionality that I've seen in PICO-8 so far is using WebSockets in browser-based carts, and while HTTP requests would also technically be possible in web-based carts I would love to have this be a feature on local carts.

I can understand that some users may not want the carts they download to be able to make HTTP requests, so perhaps this could be an optional feature that you enable in the config or via a command-line argument.

Anyone else have thoughts on this?

P#61716 2019-02-10 14:51

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