download x bytes at a time over network

R. David Murray rdmurray at
Tue Mar 17 16:17:56 CET 2009

Jean-Paul Calderone <exarkun at> wrote:
> On Tue, 17 Mar 2009 12:15:23 +0530, Saurabh <phonethics at> wrote:
> >> This isn't exactly how things work.  The server *sends* you bytes.  It can
> >> send you a lot at once.  To some extent you can control how much it sends
> >> before it waits for you to catch up, but you don't have anywhere near
> >> byte-level control (you might have something like 32kb or 64kb level
> >> control).
> >
> >What abt in Python3 ?
> >It seems to have some header like the one below : b'b495 - binary mode
> >with 46229 bytes ? Or is it something else ?
> That's just a bug in urllib in Python 3.0.

What makes you say that's a bug?  Did I miss something?  (Which is entirely

R. David Murray 

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