[Python-Dev] Help with inotify

Neal Becker ndbecker2 at gmail.com
Fri Oct 28 01:58:05 CEST 2005

Bob Ippolito wrote:

> On Oct 27, 2005, at 4:32 PM, Neal Becker wrote:
>> "Martin v. Löwis" wrote:
>>> I see. Python is making up the EISDIR, looking at the stat result.
>>> In Objects/fileobject.c:dircheck generates the EISDIR error, which
>>> apparently comes from posix_fdopen, PyFile_FromFile,
>>> fill_file_fields.
>>> Python simply does not support file objects which stat(2) as
>>> directories.
>> OK, does python have a C API that would allow me to create a python
>> file
>> object from my C (C++) code?  Then instead of using python's fdopen
>> I could
>> just do it myself.
> Why do you need a file object for something that is not a file
> anyway?  select.select doesn't require file objects for example, just
> objects that have a fileno() method.
Yes, that's a good point - the reason is I didn't want to restrict the
interface to only work with select.  Maybe I should rethink the interface.

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