[Twisted-Python] newbie: asynchronous client

Andrew Bennetts andrew-twisted at puzzling.org
Mon Feb 17 23:31:12 EST 2003

On Tue, Feb 18, 2003 at 02:37:40PM +1100, screwtape at froup.com wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 18, 2003 at 01:24:10PM +1100, Andrew Bennetts wrote:
> > 
> > Or just add a telnet server (is "telnet manhole" a better term?)... :)
> Advantages of the telnet manhole:
> - A Python prompt, so you can manipulate all the objects you have
>   available as much as you'd like.
> Disadvantages of the telnet manhole:
> - No history.
> - No completion.
> - No help.

What do you mean by help?

> - You have to telnet to a particular port to access it (you can only
>   run one instance per host, and it makes it difficult to use a
>   user-interactive program.

There will be an ssh variant soon, I'm told.

And from glancing at the code, it wouldn't be hard for it to have a seperate
namespace for each connection, if you wanted that.

> That said, there's probably something nifty that can be done with
> curses. I've never done any curses programming, though, and usually
> if I'm just whipping together a script, an eval-print loop is all the
> interface I need.

Depends on what you need, I guess.  As with everything :)


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