[Python-Dev] Availability of IPv6 support in the socket module

DrKJam drkjam at gmail.com
Wed Jan 14 16:50:10 CET 2009

2009/1/14 DrKJam <drkjam at gmail.com>

> Are there any current plans for 2.7/3.1 to have inet_pton() and inet_ntop()
> made available via the socket module?
> Not sure how feasible or difficult doing this would be across all support
> Python platforms but it would certainly be useful, especially now there is
> talk about adding IPv4/IPv6 address manipulation support to the standard
> library (http://bugs.python.org/issue3959).
> This would provide handy C-level speed ups to IPv6 operations on
> interpreters where the socket module is available. Google App Engine's
> Python interpreter is one place where I believe inet_ntoa/aton and possibly
> inet_ntop/pton are not and will not be made available (by design). In such
> cases, a library could easily resort to ubiquitous (slightly slower)
> pure-Python fallbacks.
> Also, does anyone have a feeling for how available thet AF_INET6 constant
> is is across all Python's many supported platforms?
> Thanks,
> David Moss

A real RTFM moment. I'm using Windows and I see Linux has had this support
since 2.3 or earlier. Please ignore.
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