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Timed Challenge (Python)

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Posted on 19-02-10 16:11
Well the issue I'm having is that my connection to HBH takes too long. I put a timer in my script and my algorythm to solve challenge 2 takes (apox .0019s) and my total script takes about 2.2s. That leads me to believe that the only thing slowing it down is the connection. Now for the question: Is there a way to speed up this peice of script.

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reqH = urllib2.Request('http://www.hellboundhackers.org/challenges/timed/timed2/index.php', None, headerHBH)
pageH = urllib2.urlopen(reqH)
source = pageH.read()





This peice of script tends to run at about 1.1 seconds. Problem is that on problem 2 you have two seconds you have to have two page loads. Any tips or anything I can read to let me know how to optimise this or am I just out of luck because my connection is too slow?


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RE: Timed Challenge (Python)


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Posted on 19-02-10 16:42
I've heard people complain about (the speed of) urllib2 before. Try porting your code to perl.


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Posted on 19-02-10 17:35
MoshBat wrote:
Or PHP.


Good one.