[Twisted-Python] Asynchronicity

Jean-Paul Calderone exarkun at divmod.com
Sun Jun 10 08:09:09 EDT 2007

On Sun, 10 Jun 2007 10:43:48 +0100, Simon Pickles <sipickles at hotmail.com> wrote:
>Just to point out, iterate() does seem to run a loop of reactor, before
>returning. No call to run() is required.
>This is contrary to the API docs.

The API docs describe the supported behavior.  Implementation details may
allow other behavior to appear to work accidentally.

>Why would iterate() be a dead end, jean?

Generally speaking, none of the reactors are reentrant and driving them
stepwise with iterate() is not a feature which is seeing any interest by
maintainers these days.  This means that it may or may not work with each
reactor and there is little test coverage for it.


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