asynchronous downloading

Richard Baron Penman richardbp at
Sat Feb 25 16:44:16 EST 2012

>> I read through the python-dev archives and found the fundamental problem is no one maintains asnycore / asynchat.
> Well, actually I do/did.

ah OK. I had read this comment from a few years back:
"IIRC, there was a threat to remove asyncore because there were no
maintainers, no one was fixing bugs, no one was improving it, and no
one was really using it"

> Point with asyncore/asynchat is that it's original design is so flawed
> and simplicistic it doesn't allow actual customization without
> breaking compatibility.

Python3 uses the same API - was there not enough interest to improve it?


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