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O'Reilly Open Source Convention
Sheraton San Diego Hotel, San Diego, CA
July 23-27, 2001

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Tutorial

Python Thread Programming

N/A Aahz, Programmer, The Cat & Dragon

Track: Python
Date: Monday, July 23
Time: 1:45pm - 5:15pm
Location: Point Loma A

Target Audience:
Python programmers who want to use threads to speed up or create more responsive applications. Participants should be comfortable with Python classes.

Tutorial Goal:
Participants will learn the basics of threaded programming in Python, emphasizing practical techniques for quickly creating threaded applications rather than theory.

Tutorial Outline:

  • Introduction
    • Thread concepts
    • Python Threads
    • Global Interpreter Lock
  • Python Thread Library
    • Lock, RLock, Semaphore, Condition, Event, Queue
  • Application examples
    • Web spider (brute force threads and thread pool)
    • TKinter (background thread)

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