Speeding up network access: threading?

Steve Holden steve at holdenweb.com
Tue Jan 5 20:11:05 CET 2010

Jens Müller wrote:
> Hi and sorry for double posting - had mailer problems,
>> Terry said "queue". not "list". Use the Queue class (it's thread-safe)
>> in the "Queue" module (assuming you're using Python 2.x; in Python 3.x
>> it's called the "queue" module).
> Yes yes, I know. I use a queue to realize the thread pool queue, that
> works all right.
> But each worker thread calculates a result and needs to make it
> avaialable to the application in the main thread again. Therefore, it
> appends its result to a common list. This seems works as well, but I was
> thinking of possible conflict situations that maybe could happen when
> two threads append their results to that same result list at the same
> moment.
If you don't need to take anything off the list ever, just create a
separate thread that reads items from an output Queue and appends them
to the list.

If you *do* take them off, then use a Queue.

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