[Baypiggies] how to IPC with python on linux?

Rami Chowdhury rami.chowdhury at gmail.com
Fri Dec 3 01:33:30 CET 2010

How about D-BUS, or some other more general IPC solution? Python's got good DBUS bindings IIRC...

On Dec 2, 2010, at 22:47 , Ian Zimmerman wrote:

> Brian> The easy answer is to use the multiprocessing package:
> Brian> http://docs.python.org/library/multiprocessing.html
> Heh.  I just tried to use multiprocessing for the first time for hgit,
> my hg-to-git conversion program[1].  My rationale was probably similar
> to that of jim's group or many other people, i.e. threads are a pain,
> there's the GIL, etc.  But in the end I gave up and used threads.  The
> trouble was that everything I sent over the IPC channel had to be
> picklable, and worse, the target of a multiprocessing.Process cannot be
> any callable (as it can for thrading.Thread), but only a module-level
> function, i.e. no closures or instance methods.  These requirements
> together would pretty much force me to make all the interesting data
> global.
> [1] http://pypi.python.org/pypi/hgit/20101202
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