[stdlib-sig] futures - a new package for asynchronous execution

Jesse Noller jnoller at gmail.com
Sat Nov 7 00:57:35 CET 2009

On Fri, Nov 6, 2009 at 6:10 PM, Guido van Rossum <guido at python.org> wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 6, 2009 at 3:00 PM, Benjamin Peterson <benjamin at python.org> wrote:
>> 2009/11/6 Brian Quinlan <brian at sweetapp.com>:
>>> Hey all,
>>> I'd like to propose adding a module/package to Python that makes it easy to
>>> parallelize arbitrary function calls.
>> Your package is less than a year old. It's at version 0.1. We do not
>> normally accept packages into the stdlib until they are considered
>> mature and best of breed in the community. And then only if we feel a
>> need for its functionality in the stdlib.
> In Brian's defense, Brett Cannon referred him here (wearing his PEP
> editor hat -- and I stood by and watched :-). But yeah, it's probably
> a little early to start proposing this as a stdlib addition. Maybe
> python-ideas? I do think that having a standard API for this kind of
> stuff makes some kind of sense. (And no, I don't have any experiencing
> using Brian's code either. :-)

I'm +1 adding something which provides this functionality to the
standard library, in fact it's been on my todo list since adding
multiprocessing. I actually suggested something like this in private
discussions around possible additions to jython for additional
concurrency constructs.

That being said, I'll try to carve time off soon to dig into the pep
and the implementation.


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