[Python-Dev] Adding poll() system call

Guido van Rossum guido@beopen.com
Thu, 06 Jul 2000 17:25:46 -0500

> > I'd suggest adding poll() to 2.0, and will submit a patch if given the
> > go-ahead.  But where should it go?  A whole module for it seems
> > excessive; should it go in posixmodule, or maybe select?
> posix would make sense to me.

Yes, definitely.  (The posix module contains lots of non-Posix stuff
-- it was a way of saying Unix without pronouncing it.)

> Actually, is there any good reason why select isn't in posix also?

Yes -- select also works on Windows and DOS.  (Ditto for socket.)

--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://dinsdale.python.org/~guido/)