[Twisted-Python] twisted.protocols.loopback.loopbackTCP(UNIX) is broken

James Y Knight foom at fuhm.net
Mon Feb 27 10:09:41 EST 2006

On Feb 27, 2006, at 8:56 AM, Jean-Paul Calderone wrote:

> On Mon, 27 Feb 2006 17:48:38 +1100, Jonathan Lange <jml at mumak.net>  
> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> loopbackTCP and loopbackUNIX both use spinWhile and spinUntil, which
>> makes them broken.
> They were not always based on these two functions.  Someone changed  
> them to work this way after spinWhile and spinUntil were added to  
> trial.
>> It appears that they were always meant to block. Why is this? Can we
>> get rid of them?
> They should be deprecated in favor of an API which returns a Deferred.

They don't belong in twisted.protocols at all, as they a) aren't  
protocols, and b) are only for writing test cases. Perhaps somewhere  
under twisted.trial would be more appropriate.


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