[docs] [issue33082] multiprocessing docs bury very important 'callback=' args
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Thu Mar 22 11:52:55 EDT 2018
Chad <millchad at amazon.com> added the comment:
On topic: My CLA is signed as of Monday, 19 March. My status here is not updated yet.
pitrou, off-topic: Without callbacks, users who want multiprocessing functions to return something, not just mutate state somewhere else, must gather jobs in a list and continually iterate through them polling to see if each has finished yet and conditionally popping it from the list. It's expensive and ugly and error-prone. Callbacks are really great, you should try them again.
So much better:
pool.apply_async(func, args, callback=when_finished_call_with_result)
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