[Web-SIG] So what's missing?

John J Lee jjl at pobox.com
Sun Oct 26 15:24:46 EST 2003

On Sun, 26 Oct 2003, Thijs van der Vossen wrote:
> >>>Second, would it be possible to do this without a lot of code
> >>>duplication between the current urllib{2,} / httplib libraries and the
> >>>new stuff?  Is it worth it, when you can use threads instead?
> >>
> >>This is already trivial with the asyncore libraries. If I remember
> > So what is this for?
> >
> > http://asynchttp.sourceforge.net/
> > 28k of Python code isn't exactly 'trivial', is it?
> Nope, but it's relatively trivial to use the asyncore libraries to
> asynchronous get multiple pages (once again, there is a nice example in
> Steve's book). Providing exactly the same functionality as httplib will
> obviously be more work.

Bill said he wanted a 'higher-powered HTTP client library', by which I
assume he meant something more than sub-httplib.


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