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

Alan Kennedy python-dev at alan.kennedy.name
Tue Mar 20 23:25:57 CET 2007

> Letting "timeout" be positional or named, it's just less error prone.
> So, if I can make it this way, it's what I prefer, :)

So, if I want a timeout of, say, 80 seconds, I issue a call like this

new_socket = socket.create_connection(address, 80)

So is that address = host, port = 80?

Or is it address = (host, port), timeout=80?

I know *we* know what it is, but will the user?

I prefer explicit naming of the timeout parameter.



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