[Twisted-Python] Stopping and restarting the reactor

Jp Calderone exarkun at divmod.com
Wed Jun 1 20:11:43 EDT 2005

On Wed, 01 Jun 2005 15:58:01 -0700, Brian Granger <bgranger at scu.edu> wrote:
>I am using twisted's client capabilities in an interactive setting. 

How are you driving this interaction?  I could argue that the vast majority of Twisted applications fall into this category - for example, a Twisted web server is interacted with using an HTTP client; a Twisted mail client is interacted with using GUI widgets or a manhole shell. Neither of these cases demands the reactor stop while the interaction proceeds: in the ideal case, the interaction merely needs to be event driven.  In your case, it sounds like simply blocking for a while *while the reactor runs* is sufficient.  This will let whatever blocking mechanism you currently use to interact with the user to continue functioning, without dragging the problems of stopping and restarting the reactor into the picture.


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