davea at ieee.org
Thu Nov 26 20:50:45 CET 2009
Ken Seehart wrote:
> I need to create a pipe where I have one thread (or maybe a generator)
> writing data to the tail while another python object is reading from
> the head. This will run in real time, so the data must be deallocated
> after it is consumed. Reading should block until data is written, and
> writing should block when the buffer is full (i.e. until some of the
> data is consumed). I assume there must be a trivial way to do this,
> but I don't see it. Any ideas or examples?
> I'm using python 2.6.
Seems to me collections.deque is a good data structure for the purpose,
at least if both operations are in the same thread.
For multithreading, consider Queue module (or queue in Python 3.x).
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