[Python-Dev] The socket HOWTO

Gregory P. Smith greg at krypto.org
Sun May 29 11:29:15 CEST 2011

On Sun, May 22, 2011 at 11:22 PM, Nick Coghlan <ncoghlan at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Sun, May 22, 2011 at 3:38 AM, Georg Brandl <g.brandl at gmx.net> wrote:
> > On 05/21/11 18:01, Senthil Kumaran wrote:
> >> So a rewrite with good pointers would be more appropriate.
> >
> > Even then, it's better off in the Wiki until the rewrite is complete.
> Perhaps replacing it with a placeholder page that refers to the Wiki
> would be appropriate? A simple summary saying that the HOWTO had not
> aged well, and hence had been removed from the official documentation
> until it had been updated on the Wiki would allow people looking for
> it to better understand the situation, and also how to help improve
> it.

+1 on removal.

+0.8 on the pointer with a disclaimer (please also add the disclaimer at the
top of the socket howto as well).

there's a lot of editorial misinformation in that page even if some parts of
it are useful for the socket unaware...

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