[Python-Dev] threadsafe patch for asynchat

Fredrik Lundh fredrik at pythonware.com
Thu Feb 9 13:12:29 CET 2006

Donovan Baarda wrote:

>> Here I think you meant that medusa didn't handle computation in separate
>> threads instead.
> No, I pretty much meant what I said :-)
> Medusa didn't have any concept of a deferred, hence the idea of using
> one to collect the results of a long computation in another thread never
> occurred to them... remember the highly refactored OO beauty that is
> twisted was not even a twinkle in anyone's eye yet.
> In theory it would be just as easy to add twisted style deferToThread to
> Medusa, and IMHO it is a much better approach. Unfortunately at the time
> they went the other way and implemented multiple async-loops in separate
> threads.

that doesn't mean that everyone using Medusa has done things in the wrong
way, of course ;-)


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