Something faster then sgmllib for sucking out URLs
morton at dennisinter.com
Thu Jun 13 00:33:16 EDT 2002
Alex Polite <m2 at plusseven.com> wrote in message news:<mailman.1023913936.26808.python-list at python.org>...
> I'm working on a webspider to fit my sick needs. The profiler
> tells me that about 95% of the time is spent in sgmllib. I use sgmllib
> solely for extracting URLs. I'm looking for a faster way of doing
> this. Regular expressions, string searches? What's the way to go? I'm
> not a python purist. Calling some fast C program with the html as
> argument and getting back a list of URLs would be fine by me.
Ive got a ittle webspider that can max out my cable connection.
You can download it from www.bitfurnace.com/python/crawler.py
Uses regexes to grab anything that looks like a url.
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