An object that has been adapted, also called “original” . See Adapter .
An object whose sole purpose is to implement an Interface for another object. See Interfaces and Adapters .
A way to store data in readily accessible place for later reuse. Caching data is often done because the data is expensive to produce or access. Caching data risks being stale, or out of sync with the original data.
Twisted’s SSH implementation.
A username/password, public key, or some other information used for authentication.
Where authentication actually happens. See ICredentialsChecker .
A nifty set of tools for CVS, available at http://twistedmatrix.com/users/acapnotic/wares/code/CVSToys/ .
A background process that does a job or handles client requests. Daemon is a Unix term; service is the Windows equivalent.
A callback attached to a Deferred with .addErrback to handle errors.
Basically, an asynchronous exception that contains traceback information; these are used for passing errors through asynchronous callbacks.
Abbreviation of “(Twisted) Instance Messenger” .
Lore is Twisted’s documentation system. The source format is a subset of XHTML, and output formats include HTML and LaTeX.
A debugging/administration interface to a Twisted application.
Twisted’s DNS server, found in twisted.names .
Abbreviation of “Perspective Broker” .
There is no PSU.
The core event-loop of a Twisted application. See Reactor Basics .
See “Twisted Reality“
A twisted.web.resource.Resource , which are served by Twisted Web. Resources can be as simple as a static file on disk, or they can have dynamically generated content.
S mall U ncomplicated X ML, Twisted’s simple XML parser written in pure Python. See twisted.web.sux .
A T wisted A pplication C onfiguration is a Python source file, generally with the .tac extension, which defines configuration to make an application runnable using twistd .
T wisted A pplication P ickle (no longer supported), or simply just a*T* wisted AP plication. A serialised application that was created with mktap (no longer supported) and runnable by twistd . See:doc:Using the Utilities <basics> .
Twisted Matrix Laboratories
The team behind Twisted. http://twistedmatrix.com/ .
In days of old, the Twisted Reality multiplayer text-based interactive-fiction system was the main focus of Twisted Matrix Labs; Twisted, the general networking framework, grew out of Reality’s need for better network functionality. Twisted Reality has been superseded by the Imaginary project.
W eb O bject V isualization En vironment. A templating system previously, but no longer, included with Twisted. Woven has largely been superceded by Divmod Nevow .