httplib incredibly slow :-(

Chris Withers chris at simplistix.co.uk
Wed Aug 12 09:52:09 CEST 2009


Answering myself...

Chris Withers wrote:
>> In article <mailman.4598.1250022343.8015.python-list at python.org>,
>> Chris Withers  <chris at simplistix.co.uk> wrote:
>>> Does anyone know of an alternative library for creating http requests 
>>> and getting their responses that's faster but hopefully has a similar 
>>> interface?
>>
>> PyCurl
> 
> This seems to be a wrapper around libcurl.
> 
> Does it work on Windows?

Not by my definition of work:

- there are no windows binaries for libcurl

- getting https support on windows seems pretty hit'n'miss:
http://stackoverflow.com/questions/197444/building-libcurl-with-ssl-support-on-windows

I'm still reeling from what seems to be such a huge problem with httplib 
that seem to be largely ignored :-(

Chris

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