Fix Python – What is the fastest way to send 100,000 HTTP requests in Python?

I am opening a file which has 100,000 URL’s. I need to send an HTTP request to each URL and print the status code. I am using Python 2.6, and so far looked at the many confusing ways Python implements threading/concurrency. I have even looked at the python concurrence library, but cannot figure out how to write this program correctly. Has anyon….

Fix Python – What is the quickest way to HTTP GET in Python?

What is the quickest way to HTTP GET in Python if I know the content will be a string? I am searching the documentation for a quick one-liner like:
contents = url.get(“http://example.com/foo/bar”)

But all I can find using Google are httplib and urllib – and I am unable to find a shortcut in those libraries.
Does standard Python 2.5 have a shortcu….

Fix Python – How to download a file over HTTP?

I have a small utility that I use to download an MP3 file from a website on a schedule and then builds/updates a podcast XML file which I’ve added to iTunes.
The text processing that creates/updates the XML file is written in Python. However, I use wget inside a Windows .bat file to download the actual MP3 file. I would prefer to have the entire u….