[IronPython] socket for IronPython update

J. Merrill jvm_cop at spamcop.net
Fri Sep 15 19:57:25 CEST 2006

Sorry, I wasn't clear.  I was referring to this for 1.1.  Or are you saying that some part of the licensing / legalistic stuff that goes on (invisibly to many of us) means that you can't put any "outsider contributions" into what you ship?

At 01:02 PM 9/15/2006, Dino Viehland wrote
>Unfortunately we cannot currently accept changes back into the IronPython core right now. :(
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>Is there a reason not to pick up Seo's version?  His "license" ("do whatever ... you want") would certainly allow it.  Is the wheel he built not round enough?
>At 11:40 AM 9/11/2006, Dino Viehland wrote
>>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).

J. Merrill / Analytical Software Corp

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