select — Wait for I/O Efficiently — PyMOTW 3

The select module provides access to platform-specific I/O monitoring functions. The most portable interface is the POSIX function select(), which is available on UNIX and Windows. The module also includes poll(), a UNIX-only API, and several options that only work with specific variants of UNIX.

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