why does socket.makefile require non-blocking mode?
ggpolo at gmail.com
Sat Mar 29 12:18:23 CET 2008
2008/3/28, Forest <py1.forest at tibit.com>:
> The socket.makefile() docs say, "the socket must be in blocking mode." I
> don't see any explanation of why blocking mode is required, and I'm not sure
> whether that means timeout mode is forbidden as well. Can someone clarify
Have you set your socket to be nonblocking ? Otherwise it is blocking,
it is the "normal" one. I don't know why you think timeout is
forbidden too, it is not.
> I wanted to use file-like objects with socket timeouts, so I ended up writing
> my own replacement for socket._fileobject. I'd appreciate it if someone could
> either explain to my why my new class was unnecessary, or else encourage me to
> contribute it as a patch to the socket module.
It looks like to be unnecessary.
-- Guilherme H. Polo Goncalves
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