[Twisted-Python] twisted, nc and LineReceiver

Alexandre Fayolle alexandre.fayolle at free.fr
Thu Nov 7 03:15:11 EST 2002

> > Sounds like a CRLF versus CR issue.  Have you checked for that? :-)
> Indeed. Netcat sends only \n, not \r. See the `delimiter' attribute of
> the LineReceiver class.


Thanks for the quick answer. I've attached a patchlet adding this little
piece of information to the LineReceiver's docstring, so that the epydoc
documentation will provide the tip. 

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--- /usr/lib/python2.2/site-packages/twisted/protocols/basic.py	2002-09-23 10:51:29.000000000 +0200
+++ basic.py	2002-11-07 09:05:47.000000000 +0100
@@ -131,6 +131,10 @@
     Each line that's received becomes a callback to lineReceived.  Each
     chunk of raw data becomes a callback to rawDataReceived.
+    Lines are limited to 16384 bytes. Change the 'MAX_LENGTH' class attribute
+    if you wish to receive longer lines. The default line delimiter is '\r\n'
+    and it is set by the 'delimiter' class attribute.
     This is useful for line-oriented protocols such as IRC, HTTP, POP,
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