httplib incredibly slow :-(

Chris Withers chris at
Wed Aug 12 09:52:09 CEST 2009

Answering myself...

Chris Withers wrote:
>> In article <mailman.4598.1250022343.8015.python-list at>,
>> Chris Withers  <chris at> 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:

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


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