[Python-Dev] timeoutsocket.py

Guido van Rossum guido@python.org
Mon, 15 Apr 2002 14:38:10 -0400

> What is the status of integrating timeoutsocket.py into standard
> library?  Are there any body responsible for it currently?  If not I
> would like to give it a shot.

Isn't one of the problems that the timeout is global?

Also, I'd expect that if you did this as a standard feature, the
implementation would be completely different (e.g. integrate it in the
C socket code).

I think it would be great if timeouts were added to sockets (and
*maybe* the global timeout is even a good thing).  But I'd like to see
a design first rather than code.

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