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asynctools 0.1.0-0

Async tools for Python

Latest Version: 0.1.2-2


Async Tools for Python.

Table of Contents

  • Threading
    • Parallel
    • Pool


Threading is the most simple thing, but because of GIL it’s useless for computation. Only use when you want to parallelize the access to a blocking resource, e.g. network.


Source: asynctools/threading/

Execute functions in parallel and collect results. Each function is executed in its own thread, all threads exit immediately.


  • __call__: Add a job. Call the Parallel object so it calls the worker function with the same arguments
  • map(jobs): Convenience method to call the worker for every argument
  • join(): Wait for all tasks to be finished, and return two lists:
    • A list of results
    • A list of exceptions


from asynctools.threading import Parallel

def request(url):
    # ... do request
    return data

# Execute
pll = Parallel(request)
for url in links:
    pll(url)  # Starts a new thread

# Wait for the results
results, errors = pll.join()

Since the request method takes just one argument, this can be chained:

results, errors = Parallel(request).map(links).join()


Source: asynctools/threading/

Create a pool of threads and execute work in it. Useful if you do want to launch a limited number of long-living threads.


  • join(): Wait for all tasks to be finished and return (results, errors) (same as with `Pool <#pool>`__)
  • close(): Terminate all threads. The pool is no more usable when closed.
  • __enter__, __exit__ context manager to be used with with statement


from asynctools.threading import Pool

def request(url):
    # ... do long request
    return data

# Make pool
pool = Pool(request, 5)

# Assign some job
for url in links:
    pll(url)  # Runs in a pool

# Wait for the results
results, errors = pll.join()
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