[Python-Dev] The socket HOWTO

Raymond Hettinger raymond.hettinger at gmail.com
Sun Jun 5 23:13:07 CEST 2011

> On Jun 4, 2011, at 11:32 PM, Martin v. Löwis wrote:
>> b) telling people to use Twisted or asyncore on the server side
>>   if they are new to sockets is bad advice. People *first* have
>>   to understand sockets, and *then* can use these libraries
>>   and frameworks. Those libraries aren't made to be black boxes
>>   that work even if you don't know how - you *have* to know how
>>   they work inside, or else you can't productively use them.

It would be fine to have a separate networking howto guide that covers
libraries, frameworks, and high level APIs, but I agree with Martin that
the Socket HOWTO needs to cover sockets.  That's what a person expects
to learn when they click on the Socket HOWTO link.


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