[issue7995] On Mac / BSD sockets returned by accept inherit the parent's FD flags

Martin v. Löwis report at bugs.python.org
Sun Nov 21 21:16:05 CET 2010

Martin v. Löwis <martin at v.loewis.de> added the comment:

> We are talking about the timeout feature, which is a Python feature, not
> a BSD (or Linux) sockets feature. It should work properly, even if that
> means adding some boilerplate around system calls.

I agree that the semantics of the socket timeout API is confusing (and I
wish it had not been added in the first place). However, making it work
"better" must not cause breakage to other legitimate applications.


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