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

Jesse Noller jnoller at gmail.com
Sat Nov 7 01:09:20 CET 2009

On Fri, Nov 6, 2009 at 6:59 PM, Antoine Pitrou <solipsis at pitrou.net> wrote:
>> 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?

Personally; I have. I don't prefer them, but that's my personal taste.

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