[Twisted-Python] why deferred.setTimeout is not my favorite API method

Bob Ippolito bob at redivi.com
Sat Apr 17 20:51:58 EDT 2004

On Apr 17, 2004, at 8:28 PM, Andrew Bennetts wrote:

> On Sat, Apr 17, 2004 at 11:59:22PM +0000, exarkun at divmod.com wrote:
>>   setTimeout() is the only part of Deferreds that tie them to
>>   twisted.internet.  If it is removed, defer.py could (other issues, 
>> such
>>   as backwards compatibility and user consternation aside) be moved 
>> to the
>>   twisted.python package.  It also makes it that much easier to use
>>   Deferreds with a non-Twisted reactor.
> This bugs me too, but only a little.  I can't think of any other
> asynchronous python frameworks outside of Twisted that might want to 
> use
> Deferreds.

I've used it outside of twisted plenty of times (more failure than 
deferred), even in other networking code... but I wrote my own versions 
of each because I wanted to fix issues with deferred, and I wanted a 
simpler implementation of failure.


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