[Stackless] Newbie question

Richard Tew richard.m.tew at gmail.com
Thu Sep 4 15:59:43 CEST 2008

On Wed, Sep 3, 2008 at 4:08 PM, Jay Shaffstall <jshaffstall at gmail.com> wrote:
> I'd thought that each tasklet would run once, round robin style, with
> all others getting run once before the first ran again.  A tasklet
> that tried to receive on an empty channel would block, and when
> another tasklet sent to that channel the first would unblock and go
> back into the round robin queue.
> Am I misunderstanding how stackless works?  Because what I think I'm
> seeing is that the receiving tasklet runs immediately.  I don't have
> any call to stackless.run, but as soon as I call send on a channel,
> the receiving tasklet runs, rather than having the send queue up until
> the tasklet is next up to run.

This behaviour is defined by the 'preference' attribute of the channel:

>>> help(stackless.channel.preference)
Help on getset descriptor __builtin__.channel.preference:

    -1 prefer receiver (default), 1 prefer sender, 0 don't
    prefer anything. See also schedule_all

You probably want to set it to 1 for your channel.


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