[New-bugs-announce] [issue12725] Docs: Odd phrase "floating seconds" in socket.html

Cris Simpson report at bugs.python.org
Thu Aug 11 04:47:55 CEST 2011

New submission from Cris Simpson <crisor at gmail.com>:

In http://docs.python.org/library/socket.html, the description for socket.setdefaulttimeout(timeout) reads: 
    Set the default timeout in *floating seconds* for new socket objects.
[occurs two other times on that page]

"floating seconds" is a confusing construction. 

Suggestion: "float expressing seconds" as per socket.settimeout(value) or "seconds (float)".

assignee: docs at python
components: Documentation
messages: 141892
nosy: Cris.Simpson, docs at python
priority: normal
severity: normal
status: open
title: Docs: Odd phrase "floating seconds" in socket.html
versions: Python 2.6, Python 2.7, Python 3.2

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