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from twisted.internet.defer import Deferred
def send_poem(d):
print 'Sending poem'
d.callback('Once upon a midnight dreary')
def get_poem():
"""Return a poem 5 seconds later."""
def canceler(d):
# They don't want the poem anymore, so cancel the delayed call
# At this point we have three choices:
# 1. Do nothing, and the deferred will fire the errback
# chain with CancelledError.
# 2. Fire the errback chain with a different error.
# 3. Fire the callback chain with an alternative result.
d = Deferred(canceler)
from twisted.internet import reactor
delayed_call = reactor.callLater(5, send_poem, d)
return d
def got_poem(poem):
print 'I got a poem:', poem
def poem_error(err):
print 'get_poem failed:', err
def main():
from twisted.internet import reactor
reactor.callLater(10, reactor.stop) # stop the reactor in 10 seconds
d = get_poem()
d.addCallbacks(got_poem, poem_error)
reactor.callLater(2, d.cancel) # cancel after 2 seconds