[XML-SIG] Two SimpleXMLRPCServer questions

Mark Bucciarelli mark@easymailings.com
Mon, 10 Mar 2003 12:22:47 -0500

I have implemented a simple xmlrpc message queue (inspired heavily by the pyMQ 
project on SourceForge--but don't bother going there, the code isn't posted 
there yet, as it's pre-alpha.)

I use ZODB to store the queue data.  I can't figure out how to pass the ZODB 
file name in as a command parameter to the script.  To paraphrase, the script 
goes like this:

g_quit = 0  # isn't ASPN great?
if __name__ == '__main__':
	db = 'somefile.fs'
	server = SimpleXMLRPCServer()
	while not g_quit:

The other question I have is how to make this server stop (and perhaps finish 
it's work) when someone presses a control-C in the console.

BTW, the SimpleXMLRPCServer class is pretty amazing.  I set up a queue of 1000 
messages and was able to server 20 threads simultaneously issuing a 
getMessagesFromTopic call without dropping a single connection.  (Granted, I 
cranked the request_queue_size from 5 to 200 ....)  So far, no need for the 
complexity of threads and locking ... :)