[IPython-dev] Twisted reactor + IPython0

Ville M. Vainio vivainio at gmail.com
Thu Mar 20 01:33:00 EDT 2008

On Thu, Mar 20, 2008 at 12:35 AM, Glenn H Tarbox, PhD <glenn at tarbox.org> wrote:

> This is where I started originally.  There's a better fix which I posted
>  a while ago.  The below uses polling which is unnecessary.  By modifying
>  shell, you can turn the whole thing into a callback.

The ASPN recipe works like the current GUI backends, so it seems to
"obviously work".

>  A better approach is to use my qtreactor (it sucks in qt but) because
>  you can instantiate twisted (and qt) and keep the event loop for
>  stdin/stdout and have reactor behavior as well.

Would that work with other backends as well? Does it work with windows
+ pyreadline?

>  the key with qtreactor is I made a new call = reactor.runReturn() which
>  nails up the reactor to the Qt application, sets up the timers etc, but
>  returns the thread to you... so as long as I/O in IPython doesn't block
>  (which it only does when scrolling more than a page)

That's a pretty fine solution, if it can be made to work.

Can you produce a code snippet that does this for IPython0?

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