>The question is how do you specify you wish to select/poll on it
>for both reading and writing? Remember, sockets are bi-directional.
I'd say specify it twice, once for reading and once for writing. This
works with Jack's implementation. Or is there a limitation to poll
that makes this impossible?
>I like that. But you should make it milliseconds since that is what
>the select() and poll() actually take. (Although for the project I am
>working on, I will probably only set it for 5-10 MINUTES :) )
The standard solution in Python for this is floating point. I still
want to change the time.sleep() function to accept a floating point
number so I can get rid of the separate time.millisleep() function --
the module time predates the existence of floating point in Python...
>The problem with poll() is that on some platforms, it handles
>sockets, pipes, and files differently than select(). But I think
>that the C code should be able to select which one you wish
>to use via a #define statement when you do the compile.
In the event that I or someone else may have to create an
implementation of Jack's select.select() using SYSV poll(), can you
(or another SYSV guru) enlighten me as to the nature of these
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