[Twisted-Python] Two main loops
exarkun at divmod.com
Mon Nov 12 17:59:37 EST 2007
On Mon, 12 Nov 2007 21:17:47 -0000, glyph at divmod.com wrote:
>On 06:23 pm, jasper at peak.org wrote:
>>glyph at divmod.com wrote:
>callRemote *can't* do this in a general manner and remain compatible with
>PB's existing semantics. It would be extraordinarily difficult to come up
>with semantics that would make sense for this. Consider:
> bob = Mob(hitPoints=3)
> jethro = Player()
> jethro.callRemote("enterSensoryRange", bob)
> bob.hitPoints += 1
>How many hit points does Jethro think Bob has? Probably 3, but if PB might
>be breaking up serialization work into separate reactor turns for you behind
>your back, then maybe 4. Given that there's no way to know, you don't know
>whether you have to send Jethro an update to bob's hit points or not.
>If you can figure out how to answer this question in a way that makes sense
>(i.e. never uses the word "maybe") then you might be able to implement
>something very cool and useful. I certainly can't think of a way to do it,
>though. Good luck!
It's always possible to provide new behavior - all you have to do is
provide a new API. For example, RemoteReference.callRemoteAsyncly().
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