[IronPython] socket, _socket, and socket.py

Curt Hagenlocher curt at hagenlocher.org
Tue May 17 23:58:32 CEST 2011

Originally, we weren't allowed to redistribute the Python standard library
with IronPython. So it made sense to implement the socket module directly.
When IronPython started shipping the standard lib, it could have been
changed, but never was. I think it makes sense to follow the CPython

On Tue, May 17, 2011 at 2:33 PM, Zachary Gramana <
zgramana at pottsconsultinggroup.com> wrote:

> Hi:
> I've been working on adapting Mercurial to run on IronPython 2.7, and ran
> into http://ironpython.codeplex.com/workitem/26852 which has stopped me
> from getting `hg clone` working over SSL.
> I noticed that for the ssl module, the IPY team mirrored the CPython
> pattern of placing the platform-specific code in the _ssl compiled module,
> and then wrapped the platform-independent around it in ssl.py (almost
> entirely shared with CPython 2.7).
> The socket module, however, does not.  I admit I have a limited
> understanding of the code, but at first blush, it appears that adopting the
> _socket.cs/socket.py isn't out-of-the-question. Is there a story behind
> this, or am I missing something obvious to everyone else?
> The immediate benefit would be getting a free implementation of
> _socketobject, _dummy, and dup(); it also improves DRY conformance, and
> would help to limit behavioral differences with respect to other
> implementations.
> Thanks!
> Regards,
> Zack
> P.S. Any advice on tackling issue #26852 is very warmly appreciated.
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