which async framework?

Ian Kelly ian.g.kelly at gmail.com
Tue Mar 11 12:48:03 CET 2014

On Tue, Mar 11, 2014 at 4:58 AM, Marko Rauhamaa <marko at pacujo.net> wrote:
> Sturla Molden <sturla.molden at gmail.com>:
>> I'd go for using iocp, epoll and kqueue/kevent directly. Why bother to
>> learn a framework? You will find epoll and kqueue/kevent in the select
>> module and iocp in pywin32.
> You beat me to it.
> However, I'm hoping asyncio will steer the Python faithful away from
> blocking threads to the "right way" of doing networking.

eventlet has 115k downloads from PyPI over the last month.  gevent has
143k.  Twisted has 147k.  Tornado has 173k.

I'd say that a lot of Python users are already doing non-blocking
network I/O, in one form or another.

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