[Python-Dev] Socket timeout patch
Guido van Rossum
Fri, 07 Jun 2002 16:14:37 -0400
> Looks like I have missed the war, folks! I will work on the test
> suite. The orginal test_timeout.py is incomplete. I actually had
> problem when writing test case for accept(), using blocking() and
> makefile(). Guido, you are right on the point, the test suite
> should work without the timeout code as well. If I've done that ...
> As for the scope of the test suite, I would prefer to focus on socket
> timeout test for now. Though there will be overlapping test for socket
> timeout test and socket test, we can always merge it later.
> I now have Visual C++ version 6, but still limited to Windows and
> Linux. I think once we are done with this two platform, we can ask
> people to run the test on other platform.
> But I agreed with Michael that using python select module put us on
> the safer side.
But it's too slow.
> > - Should sock.settimeout(0.0) mean the same as sock.setblocking(0)?
> > OTOH, a timeout of 0 behaves very similar to nonblocking mode --
> > similar enough that a program that uses setblocking(0) would
> > probably also work when using settimeout(0). I kind of like the
> > idea of having only a single internal flag value, sock_timeout,
> > rather than two (sock_timeout and sock_blocking).
Hm, finally someone who agrees with me on this. ;-)
> Steve Holden and M.-A. Lemburg have spoken.
Can I expect a patch from you or Michael?
--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)