which async framework? - a summary

Chris Withers chris at simplistix.co.uk
Fri Mar 21 19:34:07 CET 2014

On 14/03/2014 00:36, Tim Chase wrote:
> On 2014-03-14 00:25, Chris Withers wrote:
>> I've been pleasantly surprised by the succinct, well reasoned and
>> respectful replies from each of the communities!
> As one who doesn't lurk on the other lists, is there a nice executive
> summary of their responses?

Well, of course, each person recommended their own framework.

The short version was:

- tornado is a web server, if you're not using it, the async stuff is 
better developed elsewhere

- asyncio is very new, not a lot of protocols out in the wild and not 
much battle testing

- twisted is been around the block a lot, huge amounts of support and an 
active, knowledgeable community. Can feel crufty and old in parts, mind

The community bit swung it for me, so I've opted for Twisted, if I ever 
get a chance to work on the project in question ;-)


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