[Python-Dev] Adding timeout to socket.py and httplib.py

Steven Bethard steven.bethard at gmail.com
Tue Mar 20 21:17:12 CET 2007

On 3/20/07, Facundo Batista <facundo at taniquetil.com.ar> wrote:
> So, I have two modifications to make to the patch:
> - change the name to "create_connection"
> - make timeout obligatory named
> Is everybody ok with this?

FWLIW, +1.  It was not immediately apparent to me that the third argument in::

    newsock = socket.create_connection(HOST, PORT, None)

is supposed to be a timeout.  The modified version::

    newsock = socket.create_connection(HOST, PORT, timeout=None)

is much clearer to me.

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