running functions

Ben Finney bignose+hates-spam at benfinney.id.au
Wed Nov 16 22:57:24 CET 2005


Gorlon the Impossible <meatpodeye at yahoo.com> wrote:
> I'm not sure how to phrase this question. I have a Python function
> that sends MIDI messages to a synth. When I run it, I of course have
> to wait until it is finished before I can do anything else with
> Python. Is it possible to run this function and still be able to do
> other things with Python while it is running? Is that what threading
> is about? 

Threads are a complex answer. Subprocesses are a less complex answer.

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