[Twisted-Python] flow - a state-machine consumer
Clark C. Evans
cce at clarkevans.com
Fri Mar 7 02:07:35 EST 2003
After being convinced on IRC that my use cases arn't what Deferred
is meant to solve, Donovan "wzZzy" and I put together a first pass
at a more granular 'consumer'. I'm now using it to build some
fairly complicated web pages from a database, and may find its
way into Woven (although perhaps not in its current form).
Anyway, the tool includes:
0. the Flow dispatcher, which is a reactor like
mechanism driving events.
1. a mechanism to execute a function in a thread,
where the function returns an iterator which
is used to generate events in the main thread.
2. an superclass of adbapi.ConnectionPool with
a queryChunked function which returns a result
set incrementally (row by row) to the main
thread for further processing
0. Work on exception handling and trapping just
to verify that it works as coded.
1. Incorporate some way for the reactor to 'pause'
itself (and throw it self into the event queue)
so that other events can be processed
2. Update the code so that the execute to thread
function can take an initial state for an
3. Update the SQL linkage so that it can take
more than one query in parallel, sequencing
the result sets, and returning them to a
shared flow object using different state
It isn't stable, but you can find it in CVS, or at
Comments are encouraged.
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