On Fri, Sep 7, 2012 at 11:32 AM, Dave Angel <d at davea.name> wrote: > > I'm curious why the docstring says ... timeout = <object object> > but have no clues for you. socket._GLOBAL_DEFAULT_TIMEOUT is an object(). In other words, it's an "object object". Also, that's not from the docstring but the call signature. The function doesn't have a docstring.