[Twisted-Python] Something like a ThreadPool

Ed Suominen general at eepatents.com
Wed Jun 18 12:21:49 EDT 2008

kevin beckford wrote:
> Is there any sort of job queue or similar ,  besides AsynQueue, which 
> looked like exactly what i wanted, but is sadly undocumented,   native 
> to twisted?  What is the twisted way to do such a thing?  Is there 
> something already available?

Kevin, I have to confess that you're right about the "sadly 
undocumented" part. I keep promising myself (and others) that I will 
rectify the situation, but the motivation is just not as high as I'd 
like. I think that's true of a lot of free software; the author write 
the stuff to scratch his particular itch and then moves on. As the 
originator, he of course needs no documentation, and writing code is 
much more fun than writing words.

The only thing I can offer in substitute at the moment are some really 
extensive docstrings in the code itself, and the usage examples embodied 
in the sAsync and AsynCluster packages, which itself are built on 
AsynQueue. Also, see a usage example for AsynCluster at 

Best regards, Ed

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