[Python-Dev] Adding poll() system call

Guido van Rossum guido@beopen.com
Thu, 06 Jul 2000 17:54:36 -0500

>   That doesn't answer the question.  Why select.select() instead of
> os.select()?  I've never understood that one myself.

Different platform dependencies.  The select module works on Windows,
Mac and Unix.  The posix module only runs on Unix and (under the name
"nt", but using the same source file) on Win32.

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