Python Socket vs. TCP/IP DAT

I’m working on a project that sends text strings over a TCP/IP connection to a mixer to control it. The manufacturer released a small set of Python scripts that use the socket module to establish a connection and then send a utf-8 encoded message with the sendall() method. I’ve been working off of this template within TD to create an interface, but now I’m wondering if it would just be faster/easier to use the TCP/IP DAT. Is there really any difference between socket.sendall(‘string’) and tcpipdat.send(‘string’) ??

It just depends if you want to use our socket setup code, or theirs. Functionally the sending will be the same, unless you use specific socket options that you need.