[Twisted-Python] iConnector factory not what expected
martin at webscio.net
Mon Jun 25 08:15:17 EDT 2012
On 15/06/12 14:15, exarkun at twistedmatrix.com wrote:
> On 08:50 am, martin at webscio.net wrote:
>> On 15/06/12 01:40, exarkun at twistedmatrix.com wrote:
>>> On 14 Jun, 03:34 pm, martin at webscio.net wrote:
>>>> Hi again,
>>>> I've a bit of code that does the following:
>>>> f = MyReconnectingClientFactory()
>>>> iConn = reactor.connectSSL(url, port, f, ssl.ClientContextFactory())
>>>> now I would expect that iConn.factory would be my f, but as it turns
>>>> it's an instance of some TLSMemoryBIOFactory.. Why is that so?
>>>> After some digging, I was able to find f under
>>>> iConn.transport.protocol.wrappedProtocol.factory.. I'm happy to use
>>>> that, but it just sounds a bit weird to me.. or is this normal?
>>> There is no "factory" attribute on the `IConnector` interface at all:
>>> Neither is there a "transport" attribute, nor do any of the transport
>>> interfaces have a "protocol" attribute.
>>> All this means that Twisted isn't promising you anything about the
>>> meaning or existence of any of these attributes.
>>> So, why don't you just use `f` instead?
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>> I can't use f because I'm saving the IConnector object for later, so
>> that I can disconnect it when needed. I'm not sure if saving the f
>> object would have any effect, since doing anything to that after the
>> connection was created will surely have no effect, or?
> This doesn't make sense. `f` is not an object and neither is
> `connector.factory` nor
> `connector.transport.protocol.wrappedProtocol.factory`. They're
> expressions that, at least in this case, and in the context you're using
> them, all evaluate to the same object: the MyReconnectingClientFactory
> instance created at the beginning of your example code.
> It doesn't matter which of them you call stopTrying on, since there
> isn't actually any "them", there's just the single factory object.
> Put another way, saving `f` will let you do exactly what you want, in
> part because it's no different from what the `IConnector` implementation
> happens to be doing.
>> In general, I can do iConn.disconnect(), but this being a
>> ReconnectingClientFactory, it attempts to reconnect straight away..
>> That's why I was looking to get the factory object somehow, so that I
>> could call stopTrying() on it first. If there's a better approach to
>> this, please let me know :)
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Just tested it and it works perfectly indeed, just using the 'f'. Thanks
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