[IPython-User] Python + twisted

Alessandro Dentella sandro@e-den...
Fri Jan 14 03:33:03 CST 2011

Thanks Brian for the good hint!

On Wed, Jan 12, 2011 at 10:54:08AM -0800, Brian Granger wrote:
> HI,
> > I'm starting a project where I plan to use twisted for the first time. I'd
> > like to practice using ipython and after looking around I found a recepe [1]
> > by Metthew Scott and a comment by Bob Ippolito on that recepe that suggests
> > a different approch [2].
> >
> > In the ipython manual there's a reference to twisted in the -*thread
> > section, but it's unclear to me what should be the option (-pylab as for
> > matplotlib?):
> >
> > -gthread, -qthread, -q4thread, -wthread, -pylab
> >    Only  ONE  of  these  can  be given, and it can only be given as the first option
> >    passed to IPython (it will have no effect in any other position).   They  provide
> >    threading  support  for  the  GTK,  QT3, QT4 and WXWidgets toolkits, for the mat-
> >    plotlib library and Twisted reactor.
> >
> >
> > So what's the suggested way to play with twisted from ipython?
> It depends on whether this is for a server or client type thingy.  For

It's for a client of a serial bus, answers tipical delay is below 1 second.
It's a program that interacts with a domotic system where electric modules
are switches and I would like to interact to switch the on/off and do other
pretty simple operations.

My goal is to handle an object (e.g.: ElecticSchema) where I can
tab-complete on existing modules, where I can tab-complete on single exits.

> clients, I would start the Twisted event loop in a thread and then use
> Twisted's blockingCallFromThread to make Twisted using calls.

I see that IPython.kernel.twistedutil has ReactorInThread, and the docstring suggests:

    rit = ReactorInThread()

that's all I needed to get to my first working prototipe. Thanks a lot!
This really solves my need, just for completeness the next question.


On the twisted ml i ws suggested to test twisted.manhole.telnet. I could get
to a nice different approach that allows me to get to a running reactor via
telnet. The only problem is that I was not able to enable tab-completion at
that level. Is it possible to start an IPython shell from manhole?

Thanks again

Sandro Dentella  *:-)
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