Mon, 06 May 2002 14:26:03 -0600
Timothy O'Malley wrote:
> That's awesome that you put the timeout functionality into the C-level
> socket module. I'd vote that it is "The Right"(tm) way to include this
> feature in the standard library. You guys rock!
> I couldn't get to the web site you indicated, so pardon this question
> if I could have found the answer on-line somewhere.
The site was down <sign>. IS is now back up.
> How did you handle the _fileobject class in the standard socket.py?
> The version in Python-2.2 will lose data if the underlying socket raises
> an exception during a read() or readlines(). Basically, these two
> routines use a local variable to store the incoming data -- and that
> local variable will go out of scope after the exception during recv().
I'll modify the test case to see what happens.
> I believe that the TimeoutFile class in the socket.py version I thew
> together fixes this issue. Of course, you may have already noticed
> and fixed this, too.
So it is why TimeoutFile was there in the first place.
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