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Author gvanrossum
Recipients asvetlov, gvanrossum, njs, vaizki, yselivanov
Date 2019-11-18.20:59:07
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I agree that this is a bad default (and whoever wrote it, probably me, didn't know what this does for UDP).  I think the right solution is to change the default, not to introduce a new method.

Maybe we can deprecate the default somehow? There currently is a line the computes the default based on platform:

            if reuse_address is None:
                reuse_address = == 'posix' and sys.platform != 'cygwin'

We could change this to issue a deprecation warning stating that in the future the default will change to False everywhere. Then in the next release we could change the default to False and remove the warning.
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