threading in PyQt vs threading in standard library

Phil Thompson phil at
Fri Jan 9 08:32:34 CET 2009

On Fri, 9 Jan 2009 15:15:28 +0800, "Steven Woody" <narkewoody at>
> Hi,
> I am considering using PyQt for GUI programs, and I notices that both
> of them include threading supports, so which one should I pick up?
> Similar also applies 'socket'.

I'd recommend using the PyQt versions of both.

A significant advantage of PyQt's sockets is that they are integrated with
the event loop. This means you don't need threads to handle networking.


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