[zeromq-dev] Socket connect status

Brian Granger ellisonbg at gmail.com
Wed Mar 17 16:02:28 CET 2010


>> I have thought about implementing something like this in the Python
>> bindings using Python's builtin socket library, but having it in 0MQ
>> itself would be nice.  Having a pure Python version would enable
>> people to use 0MQ in situations where they can't or don't want to
>> install libzmq.  For some Python users, it is critical for them to
>> have pure python (no compiled code).
> Interesting. What's the reason? Security?

No, some people in the Python community like to have everything "pure
Python" for installation simplicity.  This would allow them to install
and use pyzmq without a C++ compiler.  Some deployment settings don't
allow compiled code - for example Google App Engine.  You can upload a
pure python module to GAE, but you can't compile code or upload
compiiled code.

> As for the sync API. Yes, it would be nice to have it. At the same time it's
> pretty low hanging fruit so if somebody wants to give it a try...

I have focused on other stuff right now but maybe eventually.



Brian E. Granger, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Physics
Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo
bgranger at calpoly.edu
ellisonbg at gmail.com

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