asynchronous downloading

Plumo richardbp at
Thu Feb 23 01:58:10 EST 2012

I want to download content asynchronously. This would be straightforward to do threaded or across processes, but difficult asynchronously so people seem to rely on external libraries (twisted / gevent / eventlet). 

(I would use gevent under different circumstances, but currently need to stick to standard libraries.)

I looked around and found there is little interest in developing a proper HTTP client on asyncore. The best I found stopped development a decade ago: 

What do you recommend? 
And why is there poor support for asynchronous execution?


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