httplib incredibly slow :-(

Dieter Maurer dieter at
Sat Aug 15 06:41:20 CEST 2009

Chris Withers <chris at> writes on Thu, 13 Aug 2009 08:20:37 +0100:
> ...
> I've already established that the file downloads in seconds with
> [something else], so I'd like to understand why python isn't doing the
> same and fix the problem...

A profile might help to understand what the time is used for.

As almost all operations are not done in Python itself ("httplib" is really
a very tiny wrapper above a socket), a C level profile may be necessary
to understand the behaviour.


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