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Author pitrou
Recipients neologix, pitrou, pklanke, vstinner, yselivanov
Date 2017-07-04.15:55:44
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About naming: it is true that the manpage for select() uses the wording "exceptional condition".  But the Linux man page for poll() (and by extension epoll_wait()) does not use that wording, it says "There is urgent data to read".  The POSIX man page for poll() says "High-priority data may be read without blocking".

I would not argue about this if this weren't for the fact that "exception" already has a different meaning in Python land.  Re-using the term for something else is confusing.  Since "urgent data" and "high-priority data" are already accepted elsewhere for the same concept, reusing one of them should be ok.
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