[Python-Dev] The socket HOWTO
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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