[Python-Dev] Adding poll() system call
Guido van Rossum
Tue, 11 Jul 2000 11:48:47 -0500
> guido wrote:
> > 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).
OK. +1 from me.
--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://dinsdale.python.org/~guido/)