[Python-Dev] Socket timeout patch

M.-A. Lemburg mal@lemburg.com
Fri, 07 Jun 2002 20:36:53 +0200

>>>- The original timeout socket code (in Python) by Tim O'Malley had a
>>>  global timeout which you could set so that *all* sockets
>>>  *automatically* had their timeout set.  This is nice if you want it
>>>  to affect library modules like urllib or ftplib.  That feature is
>>>  currently missing.  Should we add it?  (I have some concerns about
>>>  it, in that it might break other code -- and it doesn't seem wise to
>>>  do this for server-end sockets in general.  But it's a nice hack for
>>>  smaller programs.)

Would be nice to have this. Programs like Plucker which do a lot
of socket work could benefit from it.

Marc-Andre Lemburg
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