[Twisted-web] Having reactor run at the main thread make things
harder for late adopters
exarkun at divmod.com
Wed Nov 5 08:05:21 EST 2008
On Wed, 5 Nov 2008 17:41:44 +1100, Andrew Bennetts <andrew-twisted at puzzling.org> wrote:
>Jean-Paul Calderone wrote:
>> On Wed, 5 Nov 2008 15:11:08 +1100, Andrew Bennetts <andrew-twisted at puzzling.org> wrote:
>>> Yes, it is a singleton. As
>>> You can get to the reactor object using the following code:
>>> from twisted.internet import reactor
>>> The documentation could perhaps be clearer about this (that document implies,
>>> but doesn't directly state, that there's only one reactor instance).
>> Although I don't see how it matters if it's a singleton or not. :) If it
>> weren't, you could just pass the reactor you were using to the thread that
>> needed to use it.
>It matters just because it makes it clear that yes, “from twisted.internet
>import reactor” really does Just Work, all the time.
Sure. But even if it didn't, you'd be alright.
Plus, parameterized reactor makes unit testing easier.
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