[issue14303] Incorrect documentation for socket.py on linux
report at bugs.python.org
Wed Mar 14 17:58:18 CET 2012
New submission from Shane Hansen <shanemhansen at gmail.com>:
The python docs state that for socket.makefile "The file object references a dup()ped version of the socket file descriptor, so the file object and socket object may be closed or garbage-collected independently."
In fact for socket.py dup() is never called, and no additional files are opened. Instead an object is returned which uses the original socket and does buffering.
For me, this is the desired behaviour, but just thought I'd mention the docs were off.
assignee: docs at python
components: Documentation, IO
nosy: Shane.Hansen, docs at python, georg.brandl, pitrou
title: Incorrect documentation for socket.py on linux
versions: Python 2.6, Python 2.7
Added file: http://bugs.python.org/file24843/test.py
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