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Re: NOTIFY in asynchronous mode

From: Jan Urbański <wulczer(at)wulczer(dot)org>
To: Daniele Varrazzo <daniele(dot)varrazzo(at)gmail(dot)com>
Cc: Tobias Oberstein <tobias(dot)oberstein(at)tavendo(dot)de>, "psycopg(at)postgresql(dot)org" <psycopg(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: NOTIFY in asynchronous mode
Date: 2011-11-06 20:54:42
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On 06/11/11 11:42, Daniele Varrazzo wrote:
> On Nov 5, 2011 12:21 AM, "Jan Urbański" <wulczer(at)wulczer(dot)org> wrote:
>> On 05/11/11 01:15, Daniele Varrazzo wrote:
>>> Is it possible to use a naked psycopg connection instead of tx? I
>>> mean, not for the regular query-return cycle, but just for sitting
>>> idle in the reactor and get a callback called upon notify.
>> Not in an easy way, I'm afraid. Stuff put in the reactor as readers need
>> to implement the IReadDescriptor interface[0] which means you'd have to
>> wrap the connection object with something that proxies fileno() to the
>> connection and looks for notifies when doRead() is called on it.
> Doh, sorry if I made it too easy. It would be great if notifies could
> be used easily from Twisted: they seem made for each other like bread
> and nutella. Please keep us informed if you manage to add the support
> to the library.

No problem ;) I think it was just what I needed to add support for
NOTIFY to txpostgres, which is now present in HEAD.

Turns out it required learning more that I cared to know about epoll and
fixing some unrelated bugs, but it's done.

> Comparatively, receiving notifies in greenlet environments is
> straightforward:
> <>.

Cool, I tried implementing that with Twisted and ended up with the

Requires txpostgres HEAD and txWebSocket, preferably from my fork
( to have it support newer
versions of the WebSocket protocol, as found in recent Chrome and Firefox.

All in all, thank you everyone for your input and sorry for conducting a
discussion that would belong more on the Twisted mailing list than here :)


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