[Twisted-Python] Beginners Guide to Twisted Anywhere?

Britt Green seamonkeys at gmail.com
Sun Aug 1 15:22:54 MDT 2004

You know, I've looked at the finger tutorial a few times. The problem
is that it doesn't really explain the code very well. Sure, I can look
at the first few examples and make an educated guess. For example,
lets look at the second step:

from twisted.internet import protocol, reactor
class FingerProtocol(protocol.Protocol):
class FingerFactory(protocol.ServerFactory):
    protocol = FingerProtocol
reactor.listenTCP(1079, FingerFactory())

The accompanying explaination never really explains what
protocol.Protocol is. Same thing with protocol.ServerFactory. I've
been able to deduce what reactor.listenTCP() and reactor.run() do, but
as someone new to the language, its a bit frustrating to have to make
guesses about what the tutorial code does.


On Sun, 01 Aug 2004 15:49:19 -0400, Jp Calderone <exarkun at divmod.com> wrote:
> Britt Green wrote:
> > I'm wondering if there exists a beginners guide to using Twisted.
> > Something similar to the online tutorial for Python. I've browsed the
> > docs on the Twisted website, and haven't been able to find what I'm
> > looking for. Specifically, a lot of the examples are mostly just code
> > with brief commentary which doesn't really explain things.
> >
> > Can someone help me out! :)
>    You may be interested in the finger tutorial:
>      http://twistedmatrix.com/documents/howto/tutorial/index
>    Jp
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