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Furl (0.32) ***

I tried this module for it's simplicity as a drop-in replacement for LWP::UserAgent. The API is very similar so I could just use it as a drop-in replacement for LWP.

Today, I used Furl for a small web scraping project - with quite disappointing results: Fetching ~ 50 URIs (non-parallel requests to a test server with quite deterministic response times) lasted ~ 30 seconds with Furl while LWP::Useragent did the same work in only 7 seconds.

So I better benchmark my code before using Furl.

Martin Gutsch - 2011-06-29T07:27:43 (permalink)

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