[Python-Dev] _socket efficiencies ideas

Greg Ewing greg@cosc.canterbury.ac.nz
Thu, 10 Apr 2003 12:31:34 +1200 (NZST)

Anthony Baxter <anthony@interlink.com.au>:

> The idea of either suppressing DNS lookups for all-numeric addresses, or
> some sort of extended API for suppressing DNS lookups might be better,
> but really, isn't this the job of the stub resolver?

Seems to me the basic problem is that we're representing
to completely different things -- a DNS name and a raw
IP address -- the same way, i.e. as a string.

A raw IP address should (at least optionally) be represented 
by something different, such as a tuple of ints.

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