[Python-Dev] Adding socket timeout to urllib2
rhamph at gmail.com
Wed Mar 7 02:10:35 CET 2007
On 3/6/07, Guido van Rossum <guido at python.org> wrote:
> On 3/6/07, Facundo Batista <facundo at taniquetil.com.ar> wrote:
> > Guido van Rossum wrote:
> > >> - I'll modify urlopen for it to accept a socket_timeout parameter,
> > >> default to None
> > >
> > > I'd call it timeout. There can't really be much ambiguity can there?
> > Yes and no. For example, if I do a
> > ``urllib2.urlopen("ftp://ftp.myhome.com.ar/blah.txt", timeout=10)``, the
> > timeout is about the socket or about the file transfer?
> Think of it this way. "Timeout" doesn't mean the whole thing needs to
> be completed in 10 secs. It means that over 10 secs of no activity
> causes it to be aborted.
IOW, It's an idle timeout.
Adam Olsen, aka Rhamphoryncus
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