[Twisted-Python] Re: Twisted for Novices [Was: Advice sought on application evolution]
ddwiggins at advpubtech.com
Thu Mar 27 12:39:26 EDT 2008
Justin Warren wrote:
> Definitely, particularly when it's something that comes up a lot. The
> canonical echo server/client example is ok, but it's a toy problem, not
> a real world thing. It might be nice to have a real world example of
> something (simple!) most people are likely to want to do, and how
> Twisted makes it easy/great.
Just a sudden synaptic spark: how about a time server that periodically
connects to several user-specified time hosts, and logs the average and
standard deviation of their values. Not too generally useful, but
real-world and exploits asynchrony well.
This idea was inspired by a nice little Windows time server called
AboutTime that logs entries like this:
> Connecting to NIST using SNTP.
> Resolved address for NIST (188.8.131.52).
> Received time (ping 62 ms), error 2 ms.
> New time: Thursday, March 27, 2008 09:37:34.
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