Author oddthinking
Recipients docs@python, oddthinking, orsenthil
Date 2010-05-02.03:45:06
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@orsenthil:

Consider the definition of httplib.HTTPConnection.__init__(), in Python 2.6.

   def __init__(self, host, port=None, strict=None,
                timeout=socket._GLOBAL_DEFAULT_TIMEOUT):


This could be replaced with:

   def __init__(self, host, port=None, strict=None,
                timeout=10):

or, perhaps better, 

   def __init__(self, host, port=None, strict=None,
                timeout=httplib._HTTP_DEFAULT_TIMEOUT):

This timeout value is passed to the call in socket.create_connection, so I believe if it is overriden, it only applies to the relevant sockets and not to all sockets globally.

Note: I am not arguing here that this SHOULD be done - it would break existing applications, especially those that were written before Python 2.6 - merely that it COULD be done.
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