Proposal for adding Shallow Threads and a Main Loop to Python

Rhamphoryncus rhamph at
Fri Mar 18 00:54:48 CET 2005

Gary D. Duzan wrote:
>    A while back I tossed something together to deal with the same
> in terms of "futures" (or "promises".)  Here is roughly what the
> code would look like with futures as I implemented them:


>    This was all done using plain Python 1.5.2 in 80 lines of code,
> including some blank lines and doc strings. Maybe I'll brush off
> the code a bit and post it one of these days.
> 					Gary Duzan
> 					BBN Technologies

Hrm.  Well to be honest the point is the shallow threads, *not* the
main loop and event notifiers.  Otherwise I'd just use blocking calls
in real threads, or maybe just twisted, and not bother creating
anything new, ya know?

Adam Olsen, aka Rhamphoryncus

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