curl_global_init - Global libcurl initialisation
CURLcode curl_global_init(long flags);
This function sets up the program environment that libcurl needs.
Think of it as an extension of the library loader.
This function must be called at least once within a program (a program
is all the code that shares a memory space) before the program calls
any other function in libcurl. The environment it sets up is constant
for the life of the program and is the same for every program, so
multiple calls have the same effect as one call.
The flags option is a bit pattern that tells libcurl exactly what
features to init, as described below. Set the desired bits by ORing the
values together. In normal operation, you must specify
CURL_GLOBAL_ALL. Don’t use any other value unless you are familiar
with it and mean to control internal operations of libcurl.
This function is not thread safe. You must not call it when any other
thread in the program (i.e. a thread sharing the same memory) is
running. This doesn’t just mean no other thread that is using libcurl.
Because curl_global_init() calls functions of other libraries that are
similarly thread unsafe, it could conflict with any other thread that
uses these other libraries.
See the description in libcurl(3) of global environment requirements
for details of how to use this function.
Initialize everything possible. This sets all known bits.
Initialize the Win32 socket libraries.
Initialise nothing extra. This sets no bit.
If this function returns non-zero, something went wrong and you cannot
use the other curl functions.
curl_global_init_mem(3), curl_global_cleanup(3), curl_easy_init(3)