[rabbitmq-discuss] Async Python AMQP client lib

Barry Pederson bp at barryp.org
Mon Oct 12 15:12:53 BST 2009

Sébastien wrote:
> Hi,
> I am new to using RabbitMQ and would like to know if the py-amqplib  
> has a branch available with non-blocking sockets for async style amqp  
> consumers & producers. I did see some code was shared about a year  
> ago: http://lists.rabbitmq.com/pipermail/rabbitmq-discuss/2008-March/000550.html 
> , but I can't seem to see it integrated in the current source  
> available in the mercurial repository.
> I have looked at tx-amqplib, but I don't like the heavy dependencies  
> on twisted, zope, etc...

There's an experimental branch at


that has an optional "threaded" mode that offers a timeout on wait() 
calls, and attempts to do some flow-control.  I consider it experimental 
mainly because it needs testing and feedback, and I haven't really 
figured out how you'd write unittests for such features.  It does pass 
all the same existing unittests as the regular branch.

For more heavy-duty async support, txAMQP is still probably a better bet.


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