TIL: benchmarking a single GET request with 5 different Python HTTP libraries

Tom Deneire
2 min readOct 6, 2023
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Today I needed to figure out which Python HTTP library would give me the best performance for a plain and simple HTTP GET request, so I though I’d write up my approach and results for future reference.

Libraries

I tested five different libraries:

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