[Python-Dev] Adding timeout to socket.py and httplib.py
facundo at taniquetil.com.ar
Wed Mar 21 04:27:23 CET 2007
Alan Kennedy wrote:
> - Explicitly check that the address passed is a tuple of (string, integer)
It's more probable that a use pass a list of two values, that a host of
two letters as you suggested above...
> - To raise an exception explaining the parameter expectation when it is not met
Won't be necessary if we take into account the explicit timeout
> - To require that the user explicitly name the timeout parameter
I already agreed on this, :)
So, as a resume:
- I'll make "timeout" mandatory
- The function signature will be:
See that timeout doesn't have a default value, if you include it, it'll
set the socket timeout, if you don't, the defaultimeout will work.
The address is a tuple (host, port), as usual
In the code, I'll just make "host, port = address", I don't think it
will be a problem at all. Remember that this function primary use is for
higher level libraries, and that "address" in socket enviroment is
always, always, (host, port).
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