[Python-Dev] Adding poll() system call
Tue, 11 Jul 2000 17:15:06 +0200
> Somehow I don't understand why we need poll() when we have select(),
> however. Select() is portable, poll() is Unix specific, but it seems
> to provide the same functionality. What am I missing?
quoting from http://www.nightmare.com/medusa/
A major design problem with select(2) is that an fd_set is
usually of a fixed maximum size, on many operating systems
the kernel needs to rebuilt to raise this limit; even on those
that have dynamically adjustable limits, you still need to re-
compile your application (because FD_SETSIZE is a macro).