socket programming strategy

Dave Brueck dave at
Sun Jan 19 05:24:38 CET 2003

On Sat, 18 Jan 2003, Jeethu Rao wrote:

> Only and very un portable. So, I started using
> Timothy O'Malley's timeoutsocket module. But, I'm
> Not quite satisfied (and dissatisfaction is quite a
> Pain in the mind).

What problems are you having with timeoutsocket?

> Today, I hit upon the idea of using
> select() calls inside threads, waiting for just one socket.
> And I believe select() is a lot more efficient than simple
> Busy waiting loops. For Unix, I assume errno.EWOULDBLOCK is
> Quite the same as WSAEWOULDBLOCK.
> Is this plan workable? Or have I missed something?

Hehe... yeah it's workable: it's exactly what timeoutsocket does. :)


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