[Twisted-Python] Addition to twisted.python.logfile

Donovan Baarda abo at minkirri.apana.org.au
Sun Oct 20 20:13:05 EDT 2002

On Sun, Oct 20, 2002 at 02:53:54PM -0500, Glyph Lefkowitz wrote:
> On Sun, 20 Oct 2002 21:59:52 +0300, Tommi Virtanen <tv at twistedmatrix.com> wrote:
> > 	EW! A compression of a file has _nothing_ shared with the
> > 	main execution context. A thread is just _so_ much the
> > 	wrong tool.
> As with many potentially icky things in Twisted, this is for portability... I'd
> rather have it done once in a thread than done twice: once in a thread (for
> Windows/Java) and once in a Process (for UNIX).

Compression of a whole file might take too long for twisted to do in it's
event loop, but an incremental compression using the python zlib module
wouldn't... just compress a block at a time and use the twisted event loop.
This saves spawning a thread or process.

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