Author kristjan.jonsson
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Date 2009-12-09.17:27:11
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in urllib2, you will find these lines:
        # Wrap the HTTPResponse object in socket's file object adapter
        # for Windows.  That adapter calls recv(), so delegate recv()
        # to read().  This weird wrapping allows the returned object to
        # have readline() and readlines() methods.

        # XXX It might be better to extract the read buffering code
        # out of socket._fileobject() and into a base class.

        r.recv = r.read
        fp = socket._fileobject(r, close=True)

This, storing a bound method in the instance, will cause a reference 
cycle that the user knows nothing about.

I propose creating a wrapper instance with a recv() method instead.  Or, 
is there a standard way of storing bound methods on instances?  A 
'weakmethod', perhaps?
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