[Twisted-Python] Forum vs. mailing list

Uwe C. Schroeder uwe at oss4u.com
Thu Nov 13 18:56:52 EST 2003

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Well, on the other hand I wouldn't be reading that anymore. A mailinglist has 
the advantage that it comes to you. I think the likelyness of getting an 
answer is much higher with a mailinglist. To be honest I don't think that 
storing the stuff in a forum will make the FAQ's disappear. People just don't 
search thru the forum, pretty much the same as they don't read FAQ's and 
search mailinglist-archives.

On Thursday 13 November 2003 03:39 pm, Hegedus, Matthew S wrote:
> 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
> forum?
> 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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