TCP/IP protocols

Joe Smith JoeSmith at bogusaddress.com
Sat Apr 15 22:18:46 CEST 2000


I get a name error for p.  What type is p supposed to be?

John Mitchell wrote:

> On Sat, 15 Apr 2000, Thomas Wouters wrote:
>
> > On Fri, Apr 14, 2000 at 04:28:03PM -0600, Jeff Massung wrote:
> >
> > > I'm new to Python programming, but am very experienced in C/C++. Could
> > > someone point me to a good reference for TCP/IP programming with Python
> > > (pdf, book, anything :]) thanks.
>
> > If you're looking for some higher-level programming, see libraries like
> > httplib, ftplib, telnetlib, urllib, SocketServer, *HTTPServer, etc.
>
> These are actually just two libraries: client-side (urllib handles FTP,
> HTTP, local files), plus server-side (Socket/HTTPServer).
>
> For example, to fetch a web page is this:
>
> import urllib
> data = urllib.urlopen('http://www.magnet.com/')
>
> To get some information out, it's much more complicated: 3 lines:
>
> import htmllib, formatter
> p.feed(data)
> p.title
> # =>  'Magnet Interactive Communications'
>
> Show this to your local Java weenie.  He'll whine like a stuck pig!
>
> > Documentation for all these modules comes with the python source (in the
> > Doc/lib/ directory) in TeX format, with most binary distributions in some
> > form or another, or can be downloaded or browsed online at
> > http://www.python.org/doc/lib/ (There's an entire chapter, 11, dedicated to
> > 'Internet Protocols and Support'.)
>
> oh yeah.  But the above is your 60-second introduction.
>
> - j




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