Where to find python c-sources

Michael ms at cerenity.org
Sat Oct 1 13:53:33 CEST 2005

John J. Lee wrote:
> "Tor Erik Sønvisen" <tores at stud.cs.uit.no> writes:
>> "Erik Max Francis" <max at alcyone.com> wrote in message
>> > Tor Erik Sønvisen wrote:
>> >> I need to browse the socket-module source-code. I believe it's
>> >> contained in the file socketmodule.c, but I can't locate this file...
>> >> Where should I look?
>> > The source tarball, available on python.org.  Are people really too
>> > lazy to do elementary research on Google?
>> Thanks for the answers... And yes, I have searched google!
> Does google vary in its results across the globe?

Aside from Paul Boddie's comment to the effect of "yes", there is a very
important thing that people forget - *no everyone is as good at using a
search engine as others*. People are not simply as good at finding the same
information using the same tools as others.

You liken the problem to a library. If you understand how a library is laid
out, you can find the information alot quicker. If however you're looking
in a library for a book on "how to create those odd things for computers"
and you've been told it involves "python" you're as likely to end up in the
fiction section as you are zoology.

If you can't figure out the right search terms you need, google can be
useless. (That said when that happens to me, I tend to either use
kartoo.com or ask a friend)

The search terms might be obvious to you, but it simply means your google-fu
is strong, and the strong should help the weak. (or not attack them at


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