Hyper: HTTP/2 Client for Python
HTTP is changing under our feet. HTTP/1.1, our old friend, is being supplemented by the brand new HTTP/2 standard. HTTP/2 provides many benefits: improved speed, lower bandwidth usage, better connection management, and more.
hyper provides these benefits to your Python code. How? Like this:
from hyper import HTTPConnection conn = HTTPConnection('nghttp2.org:443') conn.request('GET', '/httpbin/get') resp = conn.get_response() print(resp.read())
Please be warned:
hyper is in a very early alpha. You will encounter bugs
when using it. In addition, there are very many rough edges. With that said,
please try it out in your applications: I need your feedback to fix the bugs
and file down the rough edges.
hyper supports the final draft of the HTTP/2 specification: additionally,
it provides support for drafts 14, 15, and 16 of the HTTP/2 specification. It
also supports the final draft of the HPACK specification.
hyper is intended to be a drop-in replacement for
http.client, with a
similar API. However,
hyper intentionally does not name its classes the
http.client does. This is because most servers do not support
HTTP/2 at this time: I don't want you accidentally using
hyper when you
Looking to learn more? Documentation for
hyper can be found on Read the Docs.
hyper welcomes contributions from anyone! Unlike many other projects we are
happy to accept cosmetic contributions and small contributions, in addition to
large feature requests and changes.
Before you contribute (either by opening an issue or filing a pull request), please read the contribution guidelines.
hyper is made available under the MIT License. For more details, see the
LICENSE file in the repository.
hyper is maintained by Cory Benfield, with contributions from others. For
more details about the contributors, please see