Socket logic problem
research at johnohagan.com
Sat Oct 24 11:40:08 CEST 2009
I have several instances of the same generator function running
simultaneously, some within the same process, others in separate processes. I
want them to be able to share data (the dictionaries passed to them as
arguments), in such a way that instances designated as "leaders" send their
dictionaries to "follower" instances.
I'm trying to use sockets to relay the dicts in pickled form, like this:
from socket import socket
PORT = 2050
RELAY = socket()
PICKLEDICT = ''
INSTANCE = RELAY.accept()
STRING = INSTANCE.recv(1024)
if STRING == "?":
PICKLEDICT = STRING
What I was hoping this would do is allow the leaders to send their dicts to
this socket and the followers to read them from it after sending an initial
"?", and that the same value would be returned for each such query until it
But clearly I have a fundamental misconception of sockets, as this logic only
allows a single query per connection, new connections break the old ones, and
a new connection is required to send in a new value.
Are sockets actually the best way to do this? If so, how to set it up to do
what I want? If not, what other approaches could I try?
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