[Twisted-Python] how to get an idle callback while running a reactor?
joe at strout.net
Sat Dec 20 14:26:48 EST 2008
Christopher Armstrong wrote:
> Just because you have a number of sources doesn't mean you
> intrinsically can't use them in an efficient, event-oriented manner.
No, but when these "sources" as you call them are external data sources
that I have to periodically check (have to -- there is no way to make
these external contact my app when something changes), that is
inherently a polling situation.
> And you don't need a time-based call *just* because you have more than
> one interface to the bot.
True; that just makes it easier.
> Change in the temperature - How does your thermostat communicate this
I'm accessing a web service.
> Stock price - same question.
Same answer. These services give you an answer when you ask for them;
they don't come to you when a value changes.
Anyway, I think I have the answer I need
(twisted.internet.task.LoopingCall), and I thank you all for it.
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