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What is the Python Toolbox?

The Python Toolbox is a collection of Python tools for various tasks. It contains:

  • python_toolbox.caching: Tools for caching functions, class instances and properties.

  • python_toolbox.cute_iter_tools: Tools for manipulating iterables. Adds useful functions not found in Python's built-in itertools.

  • python_toolbox.context_management: Pimping up your context managers.

  • python_toolbox.emitting: A publisher-subscriber framework that doesn't abuse strings.

  • And many, many more! The Python Toolbox contains 100+ useful little tools.


Python Toolbox on GitHub:

Python Toolbox on PyPI:

The Python Toolbox is released under the MIT license.

Not backward-compatible yet

Please keep in mind that Python Toolbox is still in alpha stage, and that backward compatibility would not be maintained in this phase.



Python Toolbox is at version 0.9.2, which is an alpha release. It's being used in production every day, but backward compatibility isn't guaranteed yet.

Next tasks

Adding more useful tools.


Make a 1.0 release and start maintaining backward compatibility.

Mailing lists

All general discussion happens at the Python Toolbox Google Group. If you need help with the Python Toolbox, you're welcome to post your question and we'll try to help you.

The development mailing list is python-toolbox-dev. This is where we discuss the development of the Python Toolbox itself.

If you want to be informed on new releases of the Python Toolbox, sign up for the low-traffic python-toolbox-announce Google Group.

Python versions

The Python Toolbox supports Python versions 2.7 and 3.3+.

It's tested on both CPython and PyPy 2.1.


Test can be run by running the script that's installed automatically with the Python Toolbox.

When python_toolbox isn't installed, you may run nosetests at the repo root to run the tests.

The Python Toolbox was created by Ram Rachum. I provide Development services in Python and Django

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