[Python-Dev] Adding socket timeout to urllib2

Guido van Rossum guido at python.org
Wed Mar 7 03:32:48 CET 2007

On 3/6/07, Adam Olsen <rhamph at gmail.com> wrote:
> I think calling it "timeout" in the API is fine.  The documentation
> can then clarify that it's an idle timeout, except it only applies
> when blocked in a network operation.

Since "idel timeout" is not a commonly understood term it would be
even better if it was explained without using it.

--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)

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