asyncore question

Richie Hindle richie at
Fri Sep 12 14:36:36 CEST 2003

> what happens if dispatcher is created with non global map
> but with no socket, like:
>     d=dispatcher(self,sock=None,map=some_map)
> then create_socket called:
>     d.create_socket()
> This dispatcher will be added to the global map.
> But probably user will call asyncore.loop(map=some_map),
> as d was buillt with this map.
> Is there not something wrong here, or am I just missing something ?

I believe it's an oversight in asyncore.  Either create_socket should take
a map parameter, or __init__ should store the initial map and
create_socket should use it.  One workaround is to create the socket
yourself and call set_socket(sock, some_map).

Richie Hindle
richie at

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