[Python-Dev] Socket timeout patch

Greg Ewing greg@cosc.canterbury.ac.nz
Fri, 07 Jun 2002 16:19:57 +1200 (NZST)


> - Should sock.settimeout(0.0) mean the same as sock.setblocking(0)?
>   Currently it sets a timeout of zero seconds, and that behaves pretty
>   much the same as setting the socket in nonblocking mode -- but not
>   exactly.  Maybe these should be made the same?

I'd say no. Someone might want the current behaviour,
whatever it is -- and if they don't, they can always
make it properly non-blocking. Don't make a special
case unless it's absolutely necessary.

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