[Python-Dev] Adding poll() system call

Ka-Ping Yee pingster@ilm.com
Thu, 6 Jul 2000 17:20:53 -0700 (PDT)

On Thu, 6 Jul 2000, Guido van Rossum wrote:
> > Okay, then can select() be exposed in the os module by the
> > posix, nt, and mac modules?
> What's the point?

It's an operating system function, like all the others.
select() belongs in os for the same reason that we don't
import chdir, import wait, import fork, etc. etc.

It's not an earth-shattering thing; i'm just pretty sure
most people look for os.select() first and wonder why it's
missing before discovering select.select().

-- ?!ng