executing multiple functions in background simultaneously

Jean-Paul Calderone exarkun at divmod.com
Thu Jan 15 02:20:27 CET 2009

On Wed, 14 Jan 2009 17:11:44 -0800, Catherine Moroney <catherine.m.moroney at jpl.nasa.gov> wrote:
> [snip]
>>The easy thing is to use a Queue object. The background thread uses
>>.put() to place a computed result on the QUeue and the caller uses
>>.get() to read from the queue. There's an assortment of other ways too.
>Thank you for this hint.  This goes a long way to solving
>my problem.
>One question - is there any way to name the objects that get
>put on a queue?  For my application, it's important to know
>which thread put a particular item on the queue.

There's lots and lots of ways.  The simplest might be to put two-tuples
of the thread identifier and some other object.  eg

    queue.put((threadID, obj))

Perhaps you can accomplish your goal that way, or perhaps a minor
variation would be more suitable.


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