[Python-3000] iostack and sock2

Giovanni Bajo rasky at develer.com
Tue Jun 6 10:34:11 CEST 2006

tomer filiba <tomerfiliba at gmail.com> wrote:

>> One thing I would like to raise is the issue of KeyboardInterrupt. I
>> find very inconvenient that a normal application doing a very simple
>> blocking read from a socket can't be interrupted by a CTRL+C
>> sequence. Usually, what I do is to setup a timeout on the sockets
>> (eg. 0.4 seconds) and then simply retry if the data has not arrived
>> yet. But this changes the code from:
> from my experience with linux and solaris, this CTRL+C problem only
> happens on windows machines. but then again, windows can't select()
> on anything but sockets, so there's not gonna be a generic solution.

Windows has WaitForMultipleObjects() which can be used to multiplex between
sockets and other handles.

Giovanni Bajo

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