svn commit: r186955 - in head/sys: conf netinet

Bruce M. Simpson bms at
Sun Jan 11 08:40:58 PST 2009

Attila Nagy wrote:
> ...
> Do you know anything else which can do that now with an easy API 
> (accessible from high level languages like perl or python)?

I sent a patch to the Python guys to implement the protocol-independent 
multicast socket API a good while back. It takes a long time to get 
feedback unless you're "in the loop" with the current development 
version of Python and know the developers.

Adding support to Python for socket options itself isn't terribly 
difficult -- the socket module is reasonably lightweight C glue code -- 
it just takes time to jive with their development process, it seems.

Having said that, their reference platform(s) already implement these 
particular socket options, so I guess it may just be down to lack of 
interest/time, which does happen...


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