Summary of threading for experienced non-Python programmers?

Paul Rubin http
Sat Mar 29 10:25:03 CET 2008

Hrvoje Niksic <hniksic at> writes:
> 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.

aio is also used for sockets, while twisted and asyncore use select or
something similar.  That is asynchronous but in a different sense of
the word.  See also:

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