Summary of threading for experienced non-Python programmers?

Hrvoje Niksic hniksic at
Sat Mar 29 09:14:44 CET 2008

"Diez B. Roggisch" <deets at> writes:

>> systems.  (In theory, file input/output should also be available as
>> asynchronous code, but async IO is low-level and not available in
>> Python.)  While threads shouldn't be considered a replacement for
> I suggest you tell that the twisted-guys. And the ones from the
> built-in asyncore-module.

Note that I said "*file* input/output".  Twisted and asyncore are
about asynchronous socket programming that polls over nonblocking file
descriptors such as found in socket programming, not about wrapping
aio(3) and the equivalent Windows APIs.

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