Standard IPC for Python?

Laszlo Nagy gandalf at shopzeus.com
Tue Jan 13 18:40:06 CET 2009


> The only reason to use shm over the sysv_ipc module is that shm 
> supports versions of Python < 2.5. I'm not developing shm any further, 
> so avoid using it if possible.
Hmm, we are using FreeBSD, Ubuntu and Windows. Unfortunately

- posix_ipc is broken under FreeBSD
- sysv_ipc does not support message queues at all
- shm is not maintained
- windows is not supported by any of these modules

It is so interesting that there is no standard implementation for IPC in 
Python. I would think it is a very common task for programmers. I might 
find myself writting a new IPC module that works under Windows as well.

Can anyone tell me if select.select works under OS X?

Thanks,

   Laszlo




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