Python recv loop

Chris Angelico rosuav at
Tue Feb 12 03:20:31 CET 2013

On Tue, Feb 12, 2013 at 12:41 PM, Ihsan Junaidi Ibrahim <ihsan at> wrote:
> On Feb 11, 2013, at 11:24 PM, Chris Angelico <rosuav at> wrote:
>> On Tue, Feb 12, 2013 at 2:11 AM, MRAB <python at> wrote:
>>> I probably wouldn't make it fixed length. I'd have the length in
>>> decimal followed by, say, "\n".
>> Or even "followed by any non-digit". Chances are your JSON data begins
>> with a non-digit, so you'd just have to insert a space in the event
>> that you're JSON-encoding a flat integer. (Which might not ever
>> happen, if you know that your data will always be an object.)
>> ChrisA
> So on the first recv() call, I set the buffer at 1 character and I iterate over single character until a non-digit character
> is encountered?

More efficient would be to guess that it'll be, say, 10 bytes, and
then retain any excess for your JSON read loop. But you'd need to sort
that out between the halves of your code.


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