[Twisted-Python] Newbie question

Timothy Fitz TimothyFitz at gmail.com
Mon Sep 11 13:33:40 EDT 2006

On 9/11/06, glyph at divmod.com <glyph at divmod.com> wrote:
> However, as dialtone said, it should be easy enough to write a non-blocking client; twisted's client support is just as good as its server support :)

Of course, sometimes this isn't possible at all (you're embedded in a
closed source application, etc). The general answer is you need
twisted's loop running on another thread or in another process and you
need to make calls across this. A simple way is to spawn the reactor
in a separate thread (IIRC not all reactors are safe to run on a
thread other than the main one, check with someone more knowledgeable)
and use the threadsafe built-in queue to push requests across (you
just do a blocking pop on the "output" queue and you have the blocking
semantics you wish, but this part is optional). This isn't a common
use case for me, so there may be better or built-in ways of doing

To summarize, Glyph and Dialtone are right, if you can rewrite you
definitely should, but if you can't there are ways around it.

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