Standard IPC for Python?
sturlamolden at yahoo.no
Wed Jan 14 11:59:22 CET 2009
On Jan 13, 5:25 pm, Laszlo Nagy <gand... at shopzeus.com> wrote:
> I would like to develop some module for Python for IPC. Socket
> programming howto recommends that for local communication, and I
> personally experienced problems with TCP (see my previous post: "Slow
There are plenty of different IPC mechanisms available in
> I was looking for semaphores and shared memory, but it is not in the
> standard lib.
Take a look at:
- multiprocessing.Array and multiprocessing.Value
- mmap.mmap with 0 or -1 as the first argument (Windows and Linux,
- pywin32 on Windows (not standard lib)
> I was also thinking about unix domain sockets, but it is
> not available under windows.
Unix domain sockets are called 'named pipes' under Windows. Look for
it in multiprocessing or pywin32.
> The question is: what is the standard way to implement fast and portable
> IPC with Python?
form multiprocessing import Queue
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