sock.recv() in Windows

Peter Hansen peter at
Sun Aug 22 04:07:20 CEST 2004

Jason wrote:
> Hi,
> When using the socket module in Python 2.3 for windows, I'm having problems
> using socket.recv(int).  The function works fine on its own, but when I
> attempt to encapsulate the socket functions into a class method, my script
> just hangs with the Python DOS window open.
> My class method is simple:
> def getData(self, max_size=1024):
>     return self.sock.recv(max_size)
> Why would an instance of this class cause python to hang in windows?  

Define "hang".  You do realize that socket.recv() is blocking
by default, and will "hang" until data arrives, don't you?

I don't think you've given nearly enough info for anyone to
do more than guess wildly here...


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