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littleworkers

Little process-based workers to do your bidding.

Deliberately minimalist, you provide the number of workers to use & a list of commands (to be executed at the shell) & littleworkers will eat through the list as fast as it can.

Why littleworkers?

littleworkers shines when you just want to parallelize something without a lot of fuss & when you care more about the data/commands to be run.

  • Tiny source
  • Easy to queue a set of actions
  • Works with any runnable commands
  • Uses processes
  • Non-blocking

Seriously, it's not a replacement for threading or multiprocessing if your application needs to share a ton of data with the children.

Usage

Usage is trivial:

from littleworkers import Pool

# Define your commands.
commands = [
    'ls -al',
    'cd /tmp && mkdir foo',
    'date',
    'echo "Hello There."',
    'sleep 2 && echo "Done."'
]

# Setup a pool. Since I have two cores, I'll use two workers.
lil = Pool(workers=2)

# Run!
lil.run(commands)

For more advanced uses, please see the API documentation.

Requirements

  • Python 2.6+
author:Daniel Lindsley
updated:2011/11/10
version:0.3.1
license:BSD