[Web-SIG] Proposed WSGI extensions for asynchronous servers
cstawarz at csail.mit.edu
Mon May 12 16:35:09 CEST 2008
On May 12, 2008, at 12:01 AM, Ionel Maries Cristian wrote:
> My thinking is that the server *creates* the environ dictionary, so
> it can just keep a reference to it and update it as needed. Is
> middleware allowed to replace environ with another dict instance
> before passing it to the application? I wasn't aware that this was
> allowed, but if it is, then I see the problem.
> The solution would probably be for the application to pass a mutable
> object (e.g. an empty list) to readable/writable that the server
> could set a timeout flag on.
> How about a environ['x-wsgiorg.async'].timeout ? I do something like
> that in cogen.
Or environ['x-wsgiorg.async.timeout'] could be an object whose truth
value can be toggled by the server, like an instance of the following:
self.val = False
Then there's no need for the server to change environ after starting
the app. I think that's probably the way to go.
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