socket-module: different behaviour on windows / unix when a timeout is set

Grant Edwards grante at visi.com
Thu Jul 10 15:52:21 CEST 2008


On 2008-07-10, A.T.Hofkamp <hat at se-162.se.wtb.tue.nl> wrote:
> On 2008-07-09, Mirko Vogt <lists at nanl.de> wrote:
>> Is that behaviour common or even documented? Found nothing.
> Second sentence in the socket module documentation:
>
> Note: Some behavior may be platform dependent, since calls are
> made to the operating system socket APIs.
>
> So yes, what you found is probably how it should behave.

I have a hard time believing that the phrase "platform
dependent" should be stretched to cover the OP's example where
the results are just plain _wrong_.

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