[Twisted-Python] Forum vs. mailing list

Hegedus, Matthew S matthew.s.hegedus at lmco.com
Thu Nov 13 18:39:42 EST 2003

Philippe Lafoucrière mentions his favoring of a forum over a mailing list. A
forum sounds much better to me. Topics can be nicely separated, past
knowledge can be easily searched, and email inboxes can be freed from much
clutter (or at least make room for spam). Is it not too late to implement a

Matthew Hegedus

-----Original Message-----
From: Philippe Lafoucrière [mailto:lafou at wanadoo.fr] 
Sent: Thursday, November 13, 2003 3:14 PM
To: Twisted
Subject: Re: [Twisted-Python] Deferred model

> I'm sure this has been answered a million times before, but here 
> goes...

I'm sure too. But I proposed a long time ago (and several times) to use a
forum instead of a mailing list... 

> Deferreds do not magically turn blocking code into non-blocking code. 
> If you place blocking code in a wmfactory_ method, it will still 
> interfere with the event loop.
> If you have blocking code, you can either rewrite it in a non-blocking 
> manner, or you can use a separate thread to run it. 
> <http://twistedmatrix.com/documents/howto/threading>
> If you give more detail about what you're trying to do, I'm sure one 
> of the Twisted gurus can explain what the best approach(es) might be.

I thought of using the setUp method of page. I can start the calculation
when the page loads, but I don't know what to call (in the callback) when
it's done (a wmfactory_xxx ?). I'll check the threading part you gave me.
Thank you !


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