[IronPython] socket for IronPython update

Sylvain Hellegouarch sh at defuze.org
Mon Sep 11 18:34:13 CEST 2006

> Originally we were trying to implement "_socket" instead of "socket".  We
> ran into one problem with this: the standard socket.py module has an
> implicit dependency upon CPython's reference counting garbage collector
> (for implementing dup).  We considered a hack to make this work but
> ultimately rejected it in favor of implementing "socket" instead replacing
> the standard Python module.   Unfortunately makefile didn't make it - and
> that looks like the same thing for ssl (it's present in CPythons socket
> but not _socket).
> Select was a much simpler case of just not getting to it in time.  We'll
> ship a select implementation w/ the 1.1 release - we'll need to look at
> makefile & ssl though (makefile should be trivial, hopefully ssl will be
> just as trivial).

I cannot deny that would be fantastic to have a complete implementation of
the socket module. ssl would then be the cherry on top of it ;)

Thanks for the feedback
- Sylvain

> -----Original Message-----
> From: users-bounces at lists.ironpython.com
> [mailto:users-bounces at lists.ironpython.com] On Behalf Of Sanghyeon Seo
> Sent: Monday, September 11, 2006 3:17 AM
> To: sh at defuze.org; Discussion of IronPython
> Subject: Re: [IronPython] socket for IronPython update
> 2006/9/11, Sylvain Hellegouarch <sh at defuze.org>:
>> Thanks a lot Seo.
>> Any reason that I would have missed why the built-in socket module
>> does not include those missing module functions?
> Well, that question should be answered by IronPython team, not me.
> I think the reason is... well, because they haven't got a time to
> implement them.
> Seo Sanghyeon
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