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

Antoine Pitrou solipsis at pitrou.net
Sat Nov 7 00:59:26 CET 2009

> 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.

Have you thought at looking at Twisted and Deferred objects?
What's the point of starting from scratch when an existing project has a
well-known and well-established API?

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