Why not event-driven packages in other than the main thread?
rhymes at myself.com
Thu Sep 14 06:28:16 EDT 2006
Tor Erik <torerik81 at gmail.com> wrote:
> I've developed an application were I've used Tkinter for the GUI.
> When I ran the GUI in another thread than the main, it kept locking
That's because Tkinter is not thread safe AFAIK.
> I experienced similar problems with Twisted.
Neither Twisted is thread-aware. It uses thread for a couple of things
(twisted.row and address resolution). You can call stuff in a separate
thread with deferToThread or callInThread but avoid threads is best.
> But could anyone tell me why running these in a thread other than the
> main one doesn't work?
Because neither Twisted nor Tkinter are meant to work with threads.
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